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REFRIG WILL NOT GET ANYTHING COLD

A few days ago my freezer door was left open... happen like 3x in a week... nOW THEBOTTOM FREEZER WILL NOT GET COLD FOR NOTHING AND THE TOP PART EITHER... THE LIGHT IS ON I FEEL A LITTLE AIR BUT ITS NOT COLD AT ALL... PLEASE ADVISE WHAT CAN I DO mODEL ARB190ZCS AMANA

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Make sure there is no frost buildup behinde the freezer back panal and the ducts to the frig are clear. Leaving the door open will make a lot of frost and diminish the cooling capacity.
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Posted on Jun 24, 2009

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Compressor running? is it hot? is the condensor fan motor running? is the evaporator fan running? is the cold control/thermostat on?

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