Yes the compressor is too hot to touch and it is vibrating.
I did not notice any frosting, but I had it off for a while before I took the panel off to get to the coils.
I turned the freezer back on with out the panel in so I can see the coil. It is lightly frosted on the top left side about a foot now.
Yes, the fan is running.
Will a picture of the coil help?
I so I can take one an send a link.
ok. I took a picture to test my process an give you an initial look.
Will take picture with link again in 24 minutes.
Here is the coil picture after about 40 minutes
Here's a general picture of the bottom rear of the freezer
Let me know what else you need.
ok, temperature is 45.9 degrees, down from around 53
Thanks for your diagnostic help.
Any guestimates on the repair costs for a sealed system leak?
Given this is a 10+ year old upright freezer, is it worth the investment?