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Kenmore side by side MD 363.58261896 Not cooling

Kenmore refrigerator side by side MD # 363.58261896.
Refrigerator temp about 55*F Freezer temp about 18*F.
Smell of ozone was noticed. Freon leak maybe??? Fan is working; Cleaned under unit etc" comp. seems a bit warmer then normal. Thanks for any help you can offer.

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  • bm00818 Oct 19, 2008

    Also frost was seen on back wall of freezer

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Sounds like a sealed system problem. if it is, its expensive.

Posted on Nov 05, 2008

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