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Fan and I presume condenser are running constantly for the last 48 hours. Temperature is creeping up in the refrigerator and the bottom freezer is above freezing. Cleaned the coils underneath, which gave us a brief improvement, but temp is still in the refrigerator heading up to the high 40's.

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You have a coolant leak or a failing compressor
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