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Refrigerator is not getting cold. When I turn it on the light goes on and the motor is running, just not getting cold. Ideas?

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Refrigerator not cooling.This is the indication of drain line blocked or the defrost system not working.The other possibilities for this problem are.:-- The compressor not working,The compressor fan not running, The coils are dirty,The ventilations blocked. Also mention the exact model number of the refrigerator so that exact faulty part and its location can be mentioned in your refrigerator. You can get required parts from www.repairclinic.com
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