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All of sudden our Maytag side by side isn't keeping things cold in the fridge. The freezer is just fine. We vacuumed out the back near the fan and emptied it. After letting it thaw out for the day we plugged it back in. The freezer is about 20 degrees Fer. and the fridge is only about 50! Any ideas?

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Check evap. for freezing on inside back pannel it could be defrost element on the evap. tis will freez up the evap and not let air go to fridg comparment.. replace defrost element. you can pull back panel in frezzer comparment and check element with omh meeter for resantence.....

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