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Refrigerator isnt cooling, freezer is working fine. Vacuumed out underneath, turned cooling system off, unplugged for some time and plugged back in and reset temps. I can hear the fan running, and have made sure vents are not blocked.

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Light switch could be stuck on, to check that open the door somewhere on the side or bottom, there will be a little button, push it in & hold it, to see if the light goes out, if it does not go out, push it a couple of times more to help it to come unstuck, if the light will not go off the switch has to be replaced
the thermostat could be set to low, adjust to a higher number
check the door seal,; open the door 1/3 way,,& let go of the door,,see if it closes on it's own,, it should be a little hard to open after it's been shut,, also stick a dollar underneath the door seal & close the door,, then pull the dollar bill out & there should be a little drag,,if it pulls out to easy then the door needs adjusting,, or the door seal is bad...
to see if the seal is bad,,open the door,, & look at the seal,., it should not be flat or squashed in places, it should be firm all the way around,,
to adjust the door,, look on top of the frig,,there will be a door hindge on top,, some have a plastic cover & some don't,, if your has one remove it,, there should be 2 screws,,loosen both screws BUT DON'T TAKE SCREWS ALL THE WAY OUT,, grab the door & move it till it's even with the side & top,,,
then tighten the screws back,, then recheck with the dollar bill,,,
there are 10 other problems that would require a service tech to check & fix
hope this is helpful

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