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NOT COLD, LIGHT COMES ON, BUT NO COLD AIR

OUTSIDE FRIDGE FOR DRINKS ONLY. FREEZER/FRIDGE NOT COLD LIGHT IS WORKING

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As the weather is getting warmer for many people their freezerNOT COLD, LIGHT COMES ON,  BUT NO COLD AIR - 2_bing.gif and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...

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