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REFRIGERATOR NOT WORKING BUT FREEZER IS

I have a refrigerator that is 16 years old and in good condition. Never have had a problem but this morning everything was warm and the freezer was cold. There was a little frost around the upper left back (damper or dumper). I removed the front and cleaned the condenser (filthy). It took all day but seems back to normal temp. Shoud I still have technician come out or do you think by cleaning condenser my problem is solved?

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The ice could be related to a defrost problem. Check the back wall of the freezer for ice buildup. The evaporator coils are behind it and if iced heavily will block the circulation of cold air.

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