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My refrigerator sounds like it is sending Morse Code. It has stopped making ice. The freezer is cold, but the top half or refrigerator part is only partially cold.

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You have a defrost problem. Evaporator is hitting built up frost, which is restricting air flow to the refrigerator (how it gets cold).

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