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Fridgidare, freezer cold fridge warm

Model # FRT18SGAWH manufactured 1-05
freezer gets cold then ice crystals form coating the air vents, fridge is on recomended setting but is too warm. Have unplugged to and let ice melt, fridge gets cold, next day its warm again.

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    only stays cold for one day then have to unplug it again

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Sounds like you may have gotten a refridgerant leak causing a low charge condition. some refridgerators have a evaporator fan if this quit working it will cause it to freeze up .thus the freezer does not use a fan and it will still get cold

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