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frigidaire fridge and freeezer stopped working Light on in

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frigidaire fridge and freeezer stopped working Light on in both bot nut cold
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Is this unit in a garage?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

no in the kitchen indoors

Ok pull the unit forward and remove the lower back panel. touch the compressor is it hot?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

how do i pull the back panel and if the compressor is hot does that mean it needs charged oris it leaking

Lets take this one step at a time. Pull the fridge forward and remove the lower back panel. The back panel is just held on with couple of screws.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

yes the unit is hot

Is the fan runing next to the compressor?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Ok then you have a problem with the sealed system. You wont know if it is out of freon or if the compressor is bad until a tech hooks gauges to it. Best case there is a leak. The tech will fix the leak and charge the system. The repair will cost 350 dollars. If the compressor is bad the repair could cost over 800 dollars. I would recommend just buying a new fridge.
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