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NOT COOLING (Franklin FWC35)

The other night the "hi temp" alarm went off. I pulled the front lower vent cover and removed a wall of dust from what looks like some coils??. The fan did come on later but in the morning it was reading the same temp (71 deg) unplugged for a bit and plugged back in and have not heard fan turn on or any noise. The display lights up. I can adjust temp setting but it never cools. When I removed my wine I noticed a demple inside, at the bottom, about 3 inch circle, that the plastic looks to have melted a bit. Can't find a repair manual. Any info at all will help. Thank You

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Sound like maybe the Compressor may have packed it in. Sometimes they overheat and that is what melts the plastic liner of the refridgerator. You need to call a service repair person or simply take the small frideg to them at the repair center. Most manufactureres have a repair cneter locator. Go to their web site and find the autorized repair center near you. If it is still under warranty you will in most cases need to find the receipt. ( TIP I put a copy of the receipt on the back in a ziplock bag on all appliances) This makes it easier to find them when things go wrong.
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