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Lower refridgerator is not getting cold. upper freezer is barely getting cold.

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It might simply just be frozen up causing poor air flow and cooling.Unplug this unit and allow for thawing which might take a few hours.At that point evaluate its condition...sometimes this is all it will need to come back to life...good luck

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