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Freezer wont freeze and fridge isn't cold enough

I cleaned the condenser coils really well yesterday and opened the fridge at the mininum. What else can I do to fix this? I have the Kenmore side by side model 253. 5436240P

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Check the refrigerant level, using the systems analyzer.
From the analyzer, you will know if the high and low side of the compressor has the right pressure. If you
don't have the analyzer, then just get the services of
the refrigerator/freezer technician to fix it.

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