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The frig is not working but the freezer is going strong. Turned up the frig all the way but it does not seem to be doing anything. the tubes in the back of the frig are hot. I don't know anything about refrigerators. Did not see a reset button, don't know if there is one.

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The tubes behind refrigerator are suppose to be hot.sounds like a defrost problem.turning up thethermostat will only make compressor run longer.cold air is made in freezer then gets moved over to the fridge side.your evaporator is more likely iced up.

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