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My GE side by side doesn't get very cold and the freezer has some frost buidup the unit is 5 years old

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Something has gone bad in the defrost circuit.(Heating element was notorious for this) but could be a timer or thermostat. Frost buildup will cause inefficient cooling as will dirty condenser coils.
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