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Frost on back of freezer compartment and refrigerator shows temperature of 50 degrees. Fan on compressor works and fan behind automatic ice maker works.

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Re: hotpoint side by side csx22grbk serial vz247504

Chances are you have a faulty module (board) sounds like you'll have to call an engineer oput to replace it

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