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Fridge is not cold but the light will turn on...

I just cleaned my fridge, and it was open quite a bit. The light is working, however the fan is not turning on and the fridge is not getting cold. I have it set on maximum cool. I have a Tempassure Amana...Is there a way to reset the fridge? Or....does it sound like we may need maintenance? i have maytag MBB2254GEW model number refrigerator. The freezer is working as normal, did had some problems of ice buidling but the main problem is that the refrigerator is not cooling at all. the light is working fine. WHen u open the refrigetor ussually would feel the cool air but can't feel that too. can u please help?

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Hi, Has it been 30 minutes since you turned it back on? It might be in defrost cycle. Please let me know I can assist you further.

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