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Freezer gets 10 below 0 and fridge is 60 degrees

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Check fan inside unit make sure running not frozen or stopped freezer feeds fridge also like earlier post keep air vents clear if freezer super cold adjust temp control down a little but sounds like no air exchange between freezer and fridge

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Check and clean the condensor coils. Make sure the air ducts are free f frost and not blocked by anything. Make sure the light is turning off when the door is closed.
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