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Regrigerator I own a side by side. The freezer is working and making ice, but the other side (fridge side) is not cooling. What can I do?

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Re: Regrigerator

It could be the fan...check the outlet in the fridge with the door button pushed in...light off. If it is, it could be a bad fan or freezeup (most likely). Defrost the unit completely. This is a two day, open doors deal unless you take the rear of the freezer section off and use a hair dryer (water and electricity together are dangerous!). You probably have ice in the coils impeding airflow. Pretty soon, your freezer is going to get warmer, too. Reasons: humidity is getting in there...door gaskets, liquids left to evaporate, windowshopping.

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Earlier make sure that the thermostat was set to normal mode for freezer and fridge.
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