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Hey mike the fans and compressor is running in the freezer i pull of the panel no ice however when i turn it on some frost shows in the begining of the coil i cleaned every thing as best as i could still its not very cold its about 65 degrees

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  • it sounds like the compressor is weak.
  •  (you should see the coils develop frost from one side to the other within a few minutes. this is why refrigerators have to defrost twice a day.) 
  • it is not building up enough pressure to move the heat effectively. 
  • if this is the case then it is a complicated and expensive repair. 

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