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Freezer section will only lower temp to just above freezing level. Refridgerator is working well

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SOURCE: cold air only in freezer.

This sounds like a classic case of defrost system failure, the coil in the freezer is iced up - freezer will run at 32 fridge around 55. turn off unit, get heat gun, manually defrost unit(be careful!). either your timer or defrost heater assembly has failed, if you de ice coil unit will work until you can get a service person to diagnose bad part and replace

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