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My refigerator and freezer are not cooling enough

I turned my refigerator and freezer temperature to coldest setting. Freezer seems to be cold enough but not cold enough to Freeze the items. The refrigerator though doesnt even cool. What should i do?

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Re: My refigerator and freezer are not cooling enough

Is the fan in the freezer running?? Is there frost on back panel of freezer??

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