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Freezer works, fridge is not cooling

We have a 3 yr old Magic chef in our break room at work. The fridge will not cool like it should. Its doing something but very little. The freezer is working fine. We pulled it out and cleaned inside but no improvement. what should be look for!

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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 refrigerant is not circulating well....... please visit your service authority

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