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Refrigerator side is not maintaining temperature

The refrigerator side of the unit is not kepping the temp at 37degrees. It is at 50. The freezer is fine. I have had this problem in the past almost annually and have fixed it by turning the unit off and on again(as the manual says). I normally have to do this several times but this time I can't get it to work.

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You have a defrost problem. Sounds like the ADC is going.

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