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Fridge not cold

Lights on
can hear motor runnuing
occassional gurgles
but not cold

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Re: Fridge not cold

Take back panel off. feel the motor on compressor. is it warm or cool? make sure the condenser coil is not clogged with dirt.

Posted on Dec 07, 2007

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