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Top and bottom of refrigerator won't get cold. Relay switch was replaced still the same problem.

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    Mike Smith May 11, 2010

    Does the fan in the freezer work ? Does the compressor cooling fan work ? Does the compressor run ? If you reply back with the model number and brand , someone will be able to help you further . If this is a frigidare , refrig , most likely compressor bad . ( they are known for that )

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Stop freezing, just blowing cool air top and bottom

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