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Whirlpool refrig not cooling

I have a Whirlpool Gold GD5rHA Side by side, the freezer is 4 degrees above zero, frig is in the 50 degree range, What could be cause of frig not cooling?

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Is the fan in the freezer working when compressor is on? if not you need to replace it. do you have a large frost build up on the back wall of the freezer? if so you have a defrost problem, or back to the evaporator fan. If the fan is working you have a defrost problem which could mean a bad heater, timer, or bad defrost thermostat....

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