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Sub Zero 550 16 years old is running alot more recently. Also refrig. setting needs to be at 7 to keep food cold. not the usual 5.

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Not a expert just trying to help,, sound like you are have heat problems,, slid out the fridge and take panels of of the bottom and clean the dust out from under fridge if very dusty under there cause the fridge not to cool right ! hope this help you

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