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Fridge not cool

Left the door slightly ajar over night now fridge not cold inside after a couple of hours of the door being cold... Motor is running freezer cold??

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Re: Fridge not cool

The coil is frosted over and no air is being pushed to the fridge it may clear up after a few defrost cycles or remove the food from the freezer and allow it to thaw completely (12hrs) the ice behind the back wall takes a long time to thoroughly melt or you will have soild ice instead of frost and then it will never thaw soild ice.

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