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I do not know how old the fridge is but the freeze is not freezing my food. It is very hot where I live not sure if that has to do with it. Also do not know which way to turn controls to make the freezer colder

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This problem could be caused by several items. A bad defrost timer, warn or damaged door seals, a non functioning fan.
The first possibility is that the freezer is completely frozen. I would first suggest that you empty the freezer and feel along the back and the bottom to see if you feel a real cold spot. If you do then i would suggest you defrost the freezer by unplugging the fridge for 5-8 hours with the freezer door open.
As far as the freezer controls go, generally speaking you would turn the knob clockwise or to the right to make the freezer colder.
If the fridge compressor is not running when you turn the dial you should here the fridge kick on if you have turn the dial in the correct way.


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