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Freezer is freezing fine, but refer will no get below 50 deg. F

The refer is only 3 years old, could there be someting blocking the air flow to the refrigerator? How long should it take the refrigerator to get from 70 deg. to 40 deg.?

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Sounds like a defrost problem, if you have frost on the inside back panel in the freezer then you have a defrost problem bad defrost timer/board or defrost heater or defrost bimetal thermostat. check em all.

Posted on Sep 04, 2009

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Refrigerators and Freezer combination units have one common compressor and coolant for both units. If the refrigerator section is not getting cold I would check the following.
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