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Freezer not freezing

My freezer is not freezing and my fridge is not cold. The unit is working though. I have a Maytag plus refrigerant 134.

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Re: Freezer not freezing

Check the back wall of the freezer section for signs of frost build-up. If the freezer coil is frozen from a fault in the defrost system your refrigerator will be the first to show signs of not cooling.

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