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The freezer is cold, the fridge is around 50 degrees. The machine was recently turned on for the first time in approx 1 yr. It did ride on it's side for 30 mins. However, I did let it stand upright for approx 3 hours b4 plugging in. Again, the freezer is cold, the fridge is warmer than it should be, so it does not sound like a freon issue, does it? john 4109634792

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When not run for a while, or stored on its side..the oil AND freon can deposit into / or out of the compressor sump. This could take a day or a little more to fix itself. Otherwise your indication is of - low freon.

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