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Refrigerator/Freezer appears to be working fine but is not blowing the cold air like it should. I have the freezer on the coldest setting possible and the food continues to slowly defrost. I also have the refrigerator compartment dialed as cold as it will go, and it also isn't cold enough. This unit was purchased in 1996 and I can't find the model in your database. Can you tell me what the problem may be? Thanks.

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This link should help..

http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/refrigerator/diagrefrigerator.php

Let me know if you need further assistance
Thanks
Kevin

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