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THE MOTOR IS WORKING BUT THE AIR COOL IS NOT FLUID TO THE REFRIGERATOR SIDE THE FREEZER IS WORKING GOOD ONLY THE REFRIGERATOR SIDE IS NOT

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If we don't clean our refrigerator coils with a coil cleaning brush and shop vac every year then eventually the refrigerator may stop cooling. Go to a appliance parts store and get the brush and ask them how to use it, and brush out all of the debri built up. Do unplug the unit first or the fan may cut you. Brush off the compressor also. Vaccuum it all up and plug it in and it may begin to cycle properly within a few hours. The appliance repair industry gets rich of people like us simply because we lack this knowledge. Or in my case I was to lazy to do it until my refer stopped working. Just did it today and now it is working like a champ. I get to keep my money and buy diapers or go get a relaxation massage to reduce the stress of my oil filter going on on my Malibu the same day. lol Good Luck and God Bless.

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