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The freezer is not getting cold. Overnight the temperature rose to 57 degrees. The refrigerator section is fine. We unplugged it for 12 minutes and then plugged it back in. Temp went down to 54 but is now back up to 56 and still rising. Is it worth getting fixed? Reviews on Samsung are horrible.

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