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Whirlpool side by side - both the freezer and refrig are warmer than should be even with controls turned to coldest setting

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As the weather is getting warmer for many people their freezerGE side by side - both the freezer and fridge are  - 2_bing.gif and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...

Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

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