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    Did you feel the copper line coming out of the coil near compressor to feel if its Warm or Hot?

    Do "Not" touch the small line coming "from" compressor going into the coil , its hot as hell ..... You are looking to feel other one coming out of the bottom of coil

    " IF " its hot , you might be able to fix this with a cleaning

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    This is all under the unit correct, not up top with the evaporator? I'm not there today, but have someone texting me with updates. I'll go down there in the morning and check that line. Cleaning with compressed air or spraying a fin cleaner and rinsing it?

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    Yea man , under unit , if the compressor coil is "dirty" it wont cool the gas enough , and the line" exiting" the coil will be Hot ( usually located exiting bottom of coil) and the unit will not pull down to 0

    If this line is "warm" thats normal

    If line is cold .... she might be low on freeezon

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    I have a can of this stuff. I'll take it with me when I can check that line.

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    The fat line is hot. The thin line is room temp.

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    there are 2 copper lines going to the coil ( the coil underneath freezer)

    one usually enters top of coil , and its hot like crazy ( normal )

    one comes out bottom of coil , it should be warm

    If the one coming out bottom is room temp , you might be low on freon or have some other issue

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    Both lines are on the bottom. The fat one is HOT, the thin one is room temp. I shut it off, sprayed some foaming coil cleaner on it and let it set for 30 min. Rinsing it off and will turn it back on in the morning and check it then.

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    Cleaning wont fix this one bud .... oh well you tried

    Oh ... can you see if the coil up top is covered in ice /snow ?

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    It wasn't yesterday. I turned it off when I cleaned the coils (per the cans instructions) , will check in the morning when I turn it back on. If it was, it may melt overnight, so I'll check the drain pan as well. Thick copper line makes several passes thru the drain pan- I'm guessing to cool the line/help evaporate the condensed water? That tray is bone dry and a little crusty. Dunno when the last time this thing was operated, but based on it having an LED light strip on the inside, it can't be super old.

    What is your guess, low on freon?

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    The coils were dirty/dusty anyway, a cleaning certainly couldn't hurt them.

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    Where the tube passes in that pan , yes it evaporates the water , and its also a common place to create freon leaks

    If you see any oil residue , theres a leak

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    It's bone dry with lots of crusty debris. Didn't see anything oily though.

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    hmm , it could be the fan switch not coming on soon enough and its frosting over too much

    Leave it off , open doors so the evaporator melts over night

    After you crank it back up , let it run 20 min , then take a look at the coil to see if the whole thing is getting frosty , or just a section of it

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    He just bought the unit last week for $300, I don't know when the the freezer was last operated.

    The condenser fan comes on automatically and seems to stay on, the evaporator fans come on intermittently once the unit gets down to 50 deg. and stay on for about 30 seconds each cycle.

    I haven't looked at the evaporator today, but as of yesterday, it was reported to me that only a section of it was getting frosty.

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    You have a refrigeration issue. Call a tech. Family Dollar didn't sell that equipment because it was working properly and the techs that Family Dollar uses to service their equipment may or may not have a clue as to what they are doing.
    Officially, Down for the count

    YOU HAVE TO GET OFF YOUR ASS TO GET ON YOUR FEET

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    yea if the fans are cycling its probly low on juicey juice

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    Sounds like the coil is not feeding enough freon to keep the complete coil cold.the fans come on, but won't stay on.Possible low on freon.plugged drier, plugged cap tube or TEV, could be a number of things.But definitely the evaporator is not getting cold enough.Gauges and proper diagnosis is needed.BTW ,I live in Atlanta!!!What brand and model number is this freezer?

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    Let me confirm with the owner, but would you be available for a service call to Avondale Estates (just east of Downtown Decatur)?

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    I live 20 minutes from there. Private message me,If the customer wants to talk to me about this freezer repair. I say Atlanta,but I actually live in Tucker,Ga.Just outside Atlanta

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    I dont think PM is available as a regular guest .... can you ?

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