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Refrigerator and freezer barely get cold.

My mother's refrigerator stopped getting cold about 2 weeks ago. The freezer compartment gets iced up at the rear, and will not freeze, and ice cream melts. The refrigerator compartment barely gets cold, and food spoils. We have adjusted the temperature controls, unplugged it and defrosted it, and restarted it, and the problem remains. The freezer again got iced up, and nothing got very cold. What can we do?? It was bought in 2003.

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  • maagaman May 25, 2009

    I have the same problem with a unit that I bought 2 years ago, used. The bottom freezer part works fine, but before going through similar steps as poisondart did, the top fridgeration part just stopped cooling at all. It is at room temperature. Any and all advice would be greatfully appreciated. email: jndashimye@gmail.com

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Sounds like the condenser fan may not be running. It is located under the rear of the unit. The coils may be covered with dirt too. Either will cause the problem. If you cannot find the problem you should call a servce tech to look at it.

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