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What is proper operating temp of freezer/refrigerator?

My kenmore refrigerator model # 106.57572791 (11 yrs old) is not cooling properly. I have cleaned coils. What is the correct operating temp for this freezer and refrig?

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0-5 F in the freezer.36-42F in fresh food.
Check for ice buildup on the back wall of the freezer. Check the freezer fan motor. Check the compressor fan motor.

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Refrigerator or freezer is not cold enough check this part:

* Check the temperature setting
* Assure that there is enough room for air flow in the refrigerator or freezer
* Check for air flow restrictions in vents
* Test the temperature control
* Clean the condensor coils
* Check the door seals
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