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I have a Kenmore 106.5666502 s/s refrigerator. The freezer side is the proper temperature, but the refrigerator side is staying warm (~50 F). I have cleaned the compressor coils under the fridge and pulled the cover off the evaporator in the freezer. There is a small amount of frost built up, but nothing serious (like completely iced over). What should I do next? Thanks for your help.

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Your on the right track with the frost issue. but make sure your fan is running at the evaporator durning normal compressor run time. if there is not alot of frost build up at the evaporator the only other thing it could be is low on freon

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