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I have the side by side model that's supposed to be "built-in" but sitcks out 4 inches. The refrigerator is not cold enough even though the setting is on max. I have the frezer on the middle setting & it's fine. How do I clean it? There s probably an accumulation of dust. I pulled it away from the wall and cleaned behind it.

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If you allow the refrigerator to completely defrost by unplugging it and leaving the doors open, the coils (which are hidden from view usually behind the back interior wall) will allow air to flow around them once again ( after the heavy ice buildup melts away ) It usually drains down into a pan under the refrigerator . This is what contols the temp in the cold portion of the refrigerator. Likely the defrost coils have quit working. This is a common problem and requires a new defrost coil be installed to keep the ice from building up on the coils.

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