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Frgidaire Refrigerator side by side model #LFUS2613LFO

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Frgidaire Refrigerator side by side model #LFUS2613LFO
4years old
yesterday i noticed freezer stopped working, everything felt cool but not frozen, refrigerator also felt cool but not anywhere near 37degrees, i kinda think that freezer door was not closed as tight as it should have been as food was pushed against it? i took everything out of freezer and removed evaporator coil cover as ice was all built up around it.. i defrosted with hair dryer and plugged it back in. below is time and temp i recorded, in almost 3 hours it only dropped about 10 degrees. IS IT NORMAL AGAIN? any other input is greatly appreciated.
thanks mac
freezer-55 refrigerator-60
freezer-43 refrigerator-54
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thanks for using this service, if you have been waiting do not worry or get upset I am just one of the techs on here and I try to get to as many customers as I can and I just picked up your question now. Please give me time to respond sometimes I get your replies late so there may be a delay in my response.

Did the ice cover the whole coil or just a small section?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Only top section of coil, it was a pretty heavy clump of ice
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 1 year ago.

Yeah that is what I thought, that means the unit is pretty low on freon. You have a sealed system leak likely a bad evaporator like all the other Frigidaire units. The cost to have this fixed will run $600-800. I would start looking for a new unit.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I just looked in freezer again and it is starting to build up again. I just thought of something else, I was in bathroom other day right above where refrigerator is located, I heard a sound almost like a heavy spring breaking! Could that have been something todo with evaporater?
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 1 year ago.

No that would have nothing to do with that, the system is just out of freon, that is the problem here. Very common I am afraid to say.