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Freezer is working great but refrigerator is no longer cooling. We have cleaned out under refrigerator with vacuum but no difference after 12 hours. This is a small and inexpensive refrigerator should we just replace it?

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  5. Look inside the freezer at the cooling coils. See if they are ice coated or not.
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If freezer will not start cooling, then fridge will also not start.------------

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Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing thencheck out the last two tips.

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