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Kitchen Aid Fridge

I have a Kitchen Aid Fridge but I am not sure how to tell which model I have. The freezer is freezing well and the fridge has ice on the Roof of it but it is not cooling properly. I have recently plugged it in so I do not think there can be ice built up on the coils. Do you have any suggestions. Thanks

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How long does it take for fridge to cool if its not been used in months?

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