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Fridge is defrosting

My fridge is not cooling at all. It's defrosting, There is no water leaking out. The fan is on and the lights are on. Both sides of the fridge are deforsting. I turned the thermostat up but that didn't solve the problem.

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Please take a look at the compressor if it is running.

if the evaporator fan is running, the compressor should be running as well to cool the fridge.

if the compressor is running, then you have a problem with refrigerant. there could be a leak in the system.
have a qualified technician check your unit for further repair.

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