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FRIDGE NOT GETTING COLD

FREEZER WONT MAKE ICE COMPRESSOR ON BUT NO COLD AIR NO ACTUALLY HOT JUST NOT COLD. CLEANED THE COILS NOTHING BLOCKING THE VENTS NO ICE IS BEING MADE IN THE ICE MAKER

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Your defrost timer is most likely failed. It is in THAW mode continuously - if the compressor never kicks in. Look to getting it replaced.... without a model number - this is as much help as I can provide. Please accept this answer to remove it from the work queue, and re-post with a model number for more precise repair information. Thanks for using FixYa!!

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