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Freezer not working

The freezer is not freezing and everything in the freezer is melting. There is a red light that says "filter". I don't know where the filter is and why would the filter make the freezer stop working?

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Please switch off your refrigerator for at least 8 hrs. than again switch it on. if your problem is not cured than it is sure that your refrigerator have the blower problem because for this reason only, the problem arrises ....... please visit your service authority...........have a nice day:-)

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