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Refrigerator does not get cold

Frigidaire Refrig/Freezer model # FRT18L4JW3. Freezer seems to get cold enough to freeze foods, but refrigerator section barely gets cool on the coldest setting. Unit just purchased in March.

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In your freezer section, there should be a "control" for the freezer temp. I say "control" because the knob is attached to a flap that only controls airflow the the lower section. If the knob is turned to coldest it will block almost all of the air from getting into your fresh food section.

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