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Freezer not freezing and fridge not cooling

Came home from work today and the fridge isn't cold, and the icecream has melted in the freezer!!
What could be the problem?

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Not to insult you but to cover everything. check the temp settings. next check that the underside and evaporator (black tube like screen on back) are clean also check to insure the cooling fan is turning. the next thing is to have the compressor serviced. the service tech will pull a vacuum on the whole system check it for leaks then recharge it with the appropriate refrigerant. Hopefully the first things listed here will help you. service tech might cost you a little more than you want. im licensed. would help if i could. lol

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