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hello , on the lower half of the freezer section ,on the rear panel,in behind the freezer baskets is there any frost build up on that rear panel ?thx
can you verify if the compressor at the back is currently running ? as well as the fan back there
if both are running then you have sealed system issue , most likely a leak in the system , there isnt enough coolant to freeze or cool properly ..if it loses gas ,that is a expensive repair to try and fix ..if all fans and compressor are running and zero frost on the freezer panel ,that is a major sealed system issue
if you remove that lower panel in the freezer section,there is a coil there , if all are running that coil should be lightly frosted from top to bottom , if it has zero or very little frost then the fridge is leaking the coolant
just keep it turned on ,there is 4-6 screws and that panel pulls off ,,lower portion
fan is above the coil
a patch wont work ..it would need to be pressurized and try and find the leak ,then weld it if it is a tubing connection ,or replace the component if it is a coil or condenser ..all that takes specialized equipment ,then if you find the leak and repaired it then you need the gas to recharge it ....and sealed system job is generally in the $500-$700 range nowadays ..and the time to try and locate a gas leak could be hours.
thats why we want to confirm its not a defrost issue or if the compressor is definately running
the compressor should be warm and vibrate slightly ..those coils are ok ..light dust wouldnt affect cooling ..if the freezer panel is checked and had no frost on the inside coils in the freezer section that would confirm it
yes , that is a leak ..it should be frosted from top to bottom ..there isnt enough coolant left to freeze or cool properly
ok good luck in whatever you decide , thx for using JA
its just a bunch of solder connections that freeze and thaw and over time the metal corrodes and leaks same as a water tank ..solder breaks free ..
that coil didnt have any gas from your pic , i suspect he may have recharged it ..if so it will leak out eventually .the sealed system does not get plugged up..he cant say he recharged it because its against the law ..
you have to fix leaks nowadays and cannot recharge the system ..i know that in 6-8 months you will probably have the same issue ..sorry ..but something being "plugged up" simply doesnt happen