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LG refrigerator not cooling

The refrigerator section of our 2 year old frost free LG icebeam grs352gca is not cooling. The temperature cannot be adjusted, the LED's show max cooling but it is not cold. All the LEDs are illuminated except for the first LED. The freezer operates 100%. The unit worked for a couple of days after being switched off, but now has returned to the state described above.

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Re: LG refrigerator not cooling

Open your freezer and hold down your light switch see if you hear a fan running next look on the back wall of the freezer see if it has heavy frost and reply to me with answer but dont rate me till were done lol

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