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I just hooked up and the freezer is working but the refer is not. What should I do?

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Yes sound common. open the frzr door and look at the rear of it do you see alot of frost if so the coils have frozen and blocked the air to the frig all the cooling comes from the freezer. now then there will be 3 maiin items to check the defrost heater, the defrost thermostat, and defrost timer if not equiped to check out these item call repair person out and if money is tight then remove the freezer items and get your hair dryer out to thaw the evap it is easier to thaw the coil with out the back panel on it will frost up again but will get you by until tech comes out

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