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Refrig is not cooling

ARB2217CSL
Compressor running (or at least something is making noise)
Freezer is cold
Air being pushed out the back vent

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. The most common problem is a bad start relay on the compressor. In rare cases the compressor may be bad. If you are mechanically inclined you can replace the relay yourself for less than 50 dollars. You will need model and serial number off of the unit and order the part by those numbers. if the compressor is bad you will need to hire a good service company

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