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Ice cream melted in freezer

It sounds like a fan is on continually, so I moved it away from the wall and vacuumed the dust. This is an 8 yr old refrigerator I believe 18.6 frost free w/freezer on top. Thank you for any advice.

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Hello, There should be a temp adjustment for fridge & freezer adjust for colder setting. Check door sealant/gasket for cracks & seating. Next is bad news-call a BBB repair service. Good Luck.

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