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All of a sudden stopped getting cold in the fridge portion, freezer is fine

Hi I have a 4 year old Samsung RB1855sl that all of a sudden stopped getting cold in the fridge portion, freezer is fine

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If you completely defrost the freezer and restart the unit and it doesn't get cold in the refrig portion it could be the internal fan that moves cold air from the freezer to the frig area if it does get cold after an hour or so then it is probably the defrost coil needs replacing. I am not familar with your exact model but this senario applies to many different units.

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