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Temps rising, freezer is now 14, fridge 46, side of freezer is hot near the top and near the bottom?

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As the weather is getting warmer for many people their freezertemps rising, freezer is now 14, fridge 46, side - 2_bing.gif and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...

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