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Freezer not working properly

After a recent move by professionals (who were very careful) our side by side fridge won't keep meat frozen after 24 hrs of being plugged in. Have any ideas as to what could be wrong?
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Sometimes when movers use dollies to move a frig they will put it underneath the condenser fan motor and bend the housing into the fan blade. If this fan doesn't turn, the compressor will turn off on the heat sensing overload before it has a chance to cool everything inside.

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