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Fridge not cooling

Fridge was in garage working perfect. We moved it inside, did not lay down at all, fridge remained upright, only had to move it about 8ft. Now that it's inside the freezer works perfect, but the fresh food side isn't getting cool. It was unplugged when we moved it for approx. 10 min at the most and like i said never layed on side or nothing. Now it's not cooling!!! Please help....

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Hello.
The most common thing that happens while moving a frig is when moving it they put the dolly underneath the condenser fan housing and bend it into the fan causing the compressor to overheat before it has a chance to cool down everything. If this isn't the case then I will send you a list of things to check out. Let me know.

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