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Freezer section not cold enough/fridge ok

The freezer section of my side by side keeps the ice cream soft and very scoopable! The water and ice dispenser sometimes doesn't shut off. These 2 problems seem to have started at about the same time so they may be related. I should add that we lost power during Hurricane Ike for 4 days and it seems like these problems started after this.

Any ideas? I don't want to buy a new frig. It's only about 5 years old.

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Sounds as if you might have a compressor related sealed system problem, youll have 5 year war on such an issue from the manufacture

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