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Old 08-20-2011, 05:22 AM
denman denman is offline
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It sounds like you are low on freon.

Another symptom of this is that the unit runs continuously except when in a defrost cycle re: it is trying to reach the temperature set point but cannot due to low freon (poor cooling).

Here is a link, take a look at the example pictures part way down the page.

The only proviso on checking the coils is that you have to be sure that the unit has run a couple hours without a defrost cycle.

If it is low freon it will be an expensive repair as you need a pro. Also there is no guarantee that they will be able to locate and repair the leak.
Often it makes more sense to put those dollars towards a new unit.

PS: You said the fan was working but did not specify which fan so also check that the evaporator (freezer) fan is running.
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