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I HAVE AN AMANA SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIG. 8 YRS. OLD. aLL OF A SUDDEN IT STOPPED COLING AND FREEZING. COILS ON BACK WALL OF FREEZER ICED UP. WHAT IS WRONG?

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