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Refridgerator not staying cold

My freezer isnt freezing and my refridgerator isnt staying cold the bottom of both seem to be colder then the top. when i defrost it it seems to stay cold for a little while. then it is back to the same thing. the back of the freezer frosts over after i unplug it and defrost and then plug it back in. HELP!!!!

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Re: refridgerator not staying cold

Hi, have you recently moved it? could be that gas is leaking.

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