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Kenmore side by side not cooling: The compressor seems to be running (it's hot), the compressor cooling fan is running, the freezer circulation fan is running, but not the least bit cool anywhere.

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If everything is working, that you can see and hear, then I think you are low on coolant. A set of gauges will show you for sure or if you take the back panel off in the freezer and look at the cooling coils, they should have a light coat of frost all over. If it is low on coolant then they might have some frost on a few coils or none at all.

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