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Freezer problem i have kenmore freezer .my son put ice into the unit last night and the door didnt close all the way we noticed the problem around 11am this morning ,now the freezer doesnt seem to be getting cold.is there a thermostat or someway i can raise the temp there doesnt seem to be a dile inside.if not approx how long should it take to refreeze items that were in there thanks tom wanless

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Dear it depends upon the temperature settled, but i think that the problem is with the gas leakage in your freezer, thats why it cooling is geting week, so , it is better to call a mechanic to check it properly.

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