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About the mini retro portable cooler/warmer

The fridge is working, the fan is running obviously normaly but it doesn't cool, it doesn't make any cold.

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Re: about the mini retro portable cooler/warmer

Hi Charlene,


Open the freezer and see if it needs a good defrosting. I know you may think you bought a Frost free Fridge, but if something goes wrong with the forst free system, It can frost up. If it is Frosted , Turn the Fridge off and use a hair dryer for about 30 minutes to melt all the fost and dry up the frezzer compartment,  It is imprtant to dry u the Freezer compartment.  Hope this helps you.

Posted on Oct 18, 2007

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