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8 yr. old GE Refrigerator/Freezer has started becoming too warm -milk spoiling

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Hi. thanks for the question. look at the freezer, is there frost build up on the freezer wall . is the fan running in the freezer. also pull fridge away from the wall ,clean all coils thanks the appliance doc

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