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I can not get the temperature in my refrigerator below 50 degrees. The freezer is fine.

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Try an adjust the knob on the interior and if u tried that attempt to clean out behing and underneat the fridge to get better venalation. Also it may be ur pump it orobley low on freeon. also check the seal if not u may need a new or used but good fridge.

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