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Last week the refrigerator side of my side by side started to freeze everything. So we defrosted it and now it does not seem to be getting cold. My freezer is fine.

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Sir, To solve this problem, you must open the compressor area at the back bottom of the refrigerator and chek the temperature of the pressure line. If the temperature is between 55celcius to 60 than its ok. Or else you need to change the refrigerant. I suggest you to contact the service authority.

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