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I have Frigidair freezer model ffu20g9hw2. Something failed

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I have Frigidair freezer model ffu20g9hw2. Something failed and it does not freez.
The compressor runs,one tube leaving the compressor gets hot but but the other tube is only cool. I removed the panel to exspose the evaporator. only a small portion of the evaporator gathers frost. The tubing has frost up past the heat exchaanger and bout half way the top layer of tubes in the evaporator. Am I dealing with something that is worth repoairing or should I buy a new freezer. I see no oil leaks or other signs that the freon has leaked. Thank you!
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So this is likely not something that is worth repairing, but that is up to you to decide. You either have a freon leak or an inefficient compressor if only a small portion of the evaporator has frost on it. You'd need a technician to come in and check the freon pressure to determine exactly which one you are experiencing, but the cost to repair a leak is about $350 and the cost to replace the compressor is about $550, so neither option is an in-expensive option I'm afraid to say.

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