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Freezer not freezing

Over night the left side (freezer section) starting thawing with all the ice having melted. Temperature is around 40 - 50 degrees in freezer. Door is closed properly, and freezer is now empty, but water left in a glass over an hour has not frozen.

Bothe freezer and refrigerator were set on 7. I have moved it up to 9 in an attempt to see if it freezes again.

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Because it stopped cooling so fast, over night, I would make sure the compressor is running and the condenser fan motor that sits next to it.

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