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Temperature is not cold anymore

The fan is running, but Temperature is not that cold. I don't hear the compressor. The Freezer is only about 40 deg.

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Your overload relays at the compressor have gone bad. Not hard to repair and worth the fix. Change these and you will be fine.

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First, you need to clean your condensing coil. You did not provide a model number so you either have a flat cooling coil in the front bottom, or a canister type in the back right hand side. This coil dissipates the heat. If it is plugged up your compressor and fans will run trying to keep up with the unit temperature settings. This can make a difference as much as 40 degrees. The toe plate, bottom front is either held in place with a screw on each end. If no screws, there is a clip on each end. Just pull and it will pop out.

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