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Meat in freezer is frozen but ice cream and pop-sicles are soft and mushy

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Most likely your condensing coils are dirty, or the condensing fan motor is not running. Pop the cover off the bottom of the fridge and look in there and see if coils are dirty. Clean off coils with coil brush, vac or coil cleaner. Also feel around the doors. Is it hot to the touch. If so these are the two causes. If Condensing Fan motor is not running then replace it. Some times the blade can be stuck on something. ( I have found a few with mice ) Clear problem and spin the blade. If it runs then you need not replace motor. You may need to replace blade if it is bent and not turning freely.

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