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Fridge stopped working

My freezer is still working, but the fridge just died. I pulled the unit out and vacummed the return (which was filthy). Do you have any thoughts on what the problem might be, and how serious it will be?

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    frig not cooling///freezer ok


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  • montecristy0 Aug 07, 2008

    the bottom freezer work but top refrigerator dont what can i do?

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If freezer section is still cold yuo have either abad evaporator fan or a defrost issue, is the back of the freezer compartment frosty? if so look for defrost problem, (open defrost thermostat, open heater, or bad defrost timer.

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