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I work at an apartment complex. One of our residents called

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I work at an apartment complex. One of our residents called saying their refrigerater is not getting cold enough. What do I want to look for when I head up there?
JA: What's the make and model of the fridge? And can you guesstimate how old is it?
Customer: Have to get that when I go up, but age is 10 to 15 years
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: We usually do
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Other than a bad thermostat just wondering if there is anything else I should look for
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 9 months ago.

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Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 9 months ago.

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Check the fans to see if they are running both in the freezer and by the compressor. If they are check the condenser coil to make sure it is clean. If that is fine then remove the back panel inside the freezer and check the evaporator for excessive frost build up. If you find too much frost then you have a defrosting issue, if you have just a little bit and the rest is bare aluminum then you have a freon leak.

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