Chest freezer won't cool

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Old 07-27-09, 08:13 PM
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Chest freezer won't cool

I bought a 6.1 cubic foot Magic Chef chest freezer used at a garagle sale. The owner told me it worked but after 2 days of plugging it in a couple times it doesn't cool at all. I hear it running. I've messed with the thermostat dial. The compressor gets pretty hot and the copper coils are luke warm. The unit was transported upright. And yes I've tried going back to the house where I bought it but to no avail. It's not worth paying a pro to come out and fix it. I just as well buy a new one if I do that. Any suggestions?
 
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Old 07-27-09, 08:35 PM
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I would start by removing the cover of the evaporator and see if you find any blockage. Also check if there is a fan that is stuck. I no pro - You would think if the back coils are warm that there must be come cool someplace.
 
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Old 07-28-09, 04:19 AM
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After runing for 24 hours, the interior surface isn't even cool? If yes, the refrigerant has probably leaked out. Not worth repairing even if you could which oftentimes you can't.
 
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I'll try tinkering with those couple things but it sounds like more than likely it's going to the dump. Thanks for the help.
 
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yeah it sounds like a sealed system problem.
 
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