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Sat in storage for 4 months. Now icemaker not making ice and frig is not cold enough to keep milk from souring.Your ideas? Whirlpool Refrigerator model: ED5JHEXTQ00

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Check condenser fan that it is turning. Also it is possible you lost freon (leak) when it was moved. Take back cover off to see if fan is turning. Feel compressor to see if it's too hot indicating it lost freon,also feel the larger copper tube going into the compressor ,it sould be cold and sweating.

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