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Freezer thawing We can hear a fan (whether fridge or freezer we don't know) but items are continuing to thaw even when temperature is set colder.

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As the weather is getting warmer for many people their freezerfreezer thawing - 2_bing.gif and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...

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http://www.fixya.com/support/r4024657-refrigerator_condenser_coil_cleaning


http://www.fixya.com/support/r3885294-refrigerator_troubleshooting

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4023749-refrigerator_compressor_start_capacitor

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Posted on May 26, 2010

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