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Main compartment not cold at all, freezer temperature is about what the main compartment should be. Have cranked the temp up in main compartment to max, no change. 10 years old, repair or replace?

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My "expert" was very knowledgeable and stepped me through diagnosis of what was wrong. It turned out to be an adaptive defroster assembly. I followed the instructions that other users had listed for the same part. Took me a little while (2 hours) to figure out how to get all the part disassembled with the right tools, but I am a girl (haha). Got the part replaced, had to wait about 18 hours to see if the main compartment got cold again, but wouldn't you know it, the next morning I had ice cold milk. Yeah!! With the $20 Fixya fee and the $75 part, I fixed the refrigerator for under $100. Very proud of myself. Just got laid off, maybe will become an appliance technician for my next career!!

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