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Compartments are not real cold/ ice maker stopped working too

Both compartments are not as cold as they should be. Recently the ice maker stopped making ice. I had leakage from the front of the freezer compartment for several months, however recently that even stopped. There is frozen water on bottom of freezer compartment thats been constant for several months as well.

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It sounds like your refrigerant was leaking out. There may be some settled at the bottom that would explain the frozen water on the bottom. a good appliance store should be able to find the leak fix it and add more refrigerant.

Posted on May 14, 2009

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