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Freezer and fresh food section are both at room temperature.

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If the evaporator coils behind the back panel of the freezer are icing up because of auto defrost failure that will stop the circulation of cold air and eventually affect the freezer too.

check defrost timer, defrost heater, defrost thermostat. In most newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board. If the heater and thermostat are ok it’ll be the control.

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Hello Nick;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.

I assume you are from the United Kingdom based on your unit. I am from Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Yes, this is a common problem and a simple one to fix. Your only cooling source is from your freezer. There is a vent from your freezer that blows cool air into your fresh food section. This vent is probably motorized and controlled by a temperature sensor in your fresh food section. Either the vent assembly is bad and stuck open or you have a bad fresh food section temperature sensor..

Temp fix: With tape or cotton balls or something locate the air vent to your fresh food section and block at least 1/2 of the air flow vent ports to your fresh food section.

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My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration.
The alarm light is a good thing. It is telling you that something is wrong. Generally, the alarm goes off when there is a temperature problem in either the freezer section or your fresh food section.
You only have one cooling source and that is in your freezer. Your freezer will satisfy its own temperature before it feeds your fresh food section.
Ok, Your freezer temperature should be between -2 & + 2 degrees F. Your fresh food section should be between 35 & 40 degrees. F. Adjust you temperature settings accordingly. Wait for a few hours to see if the alarm goes off.
Another problem with maintaining temperature control; people tend to over pack their freezer or fresh food section. Check to make sure your food product does not over extend the shelves. Also check the racks on the doors. Check to see if food product does not over hang the racks.
You also need to maintain your refrigerator. You have a cooling coil like the radiator in your car, it gets rid of heat. You must keep this clean. A dirty condenser coil can effect your temperature by as much as 40 degrees F. This coil is located either under in the front of your refrigerator or a canister looking item in the back of your refrigerator behind the lower cover.
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My name is Peter. I am a retired Sears service technician. The freezer temperature should be between -2 & + 2 degrees F. The fresh food section should be between 35-40 degree F.
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