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Ice is melting

Kenmore Side- by- side notice ice cream starting to unthaw truned freeze setting help for a little while can't set it any colder.

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Check firs to see if your coils need to be vacuumed. If this does not work you may have a bad defrost timer ( causes the freezer to stay in defrost longer than it needs to be and the food will not freeze) You can change this yourself if you are handy and can locate it on the fridge.

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