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I have a fridge freezer in the garage will not freez cuold it be the anbeant temp too low

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No. temp is determined by the temp inside the fridge. if its on and running but not cooling its probably low on gas . if its not cooling enough and off its probably the stat. i doubt the garage gets cold enough to be a factor at all. good luck

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