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Fresh food side warm. Freezer works fine.

I have a second refridge, freezer over fresh food. Basic unit, G.E. Cleaned all coils with blower. No ice build up on Freezer or fresh food unit. Air coming through vent on top of fresh food control panel. Freezer can go to -20F on highest setting but Fresh Food compartment on gets to 46F.

Any Ideas. Sure could use some help!

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I think you are short of refrigerant, needs to be topped up and checked for leaks.

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