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Not cooling after being off for 2 years

I have a fridgedaire refrigerator that was turned off for over 2 years. I turned it on - after 24hrs - freezer is blowing cold air - I don't get cool air coming to the fridge portion. Model # FRT183B4AWA. iS THERE A PROBLEM WITH LEAVING IT OFF FOR SO LONG - ANY QUICK AND EASY REPAIR?

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  • Is the thermostat knob turned to the proper setting? If not, reset it.

  • Next, see if the compressor motor is running

    The compressor is a football-sized case with no apparent moving parts. It's on the outside of the refrigerator at the back near the bottom. If it is humming or making a continuous noise and your refrigerator is still not cooling, there may be a more serious problem with one or more of several different components, we recommend contacting a qualified appliance repair technician for further help.

    If the compressor is not running but you do have power to the refrigerator, there may be a problem with one or more of these:

    • The compressor

    • The Thermostat

    • The overload, relay, or capacitor

    • The defrost timer

    • The condenser fan motor

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