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Both compartments not cooling

Both compartments are not cooling. Power is running to refrig, ligths go on and off. Digital temperature buttons displaying dashes instead of numbers like usual, and cannot be adjusted. Fan is not blowing, even when push light button (door closed). Please help!

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Re: Both compartments not cooling

It sounds like the control board may be gone. If there are no fans running or the compressor running then it will never cool of course. I don't think it's stuck in defrost mode since you say the display shows dashes vice numbers. Go to this site for diagrams, etc. Item 11 is the controls section.

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