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The freezer is not freezing and refrigerator is not staying cold.

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You may want to check first the coils found behind the freezer if there us ice build up. Have it melted and cleaned. Have the thermistor checked if it is working. It may not be sending the correct temperature to the control board.

Posted on Sep 27, 2009

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