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Refrigerator does not keep food cool, and tends to heat up, but the freezer works fine.

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Possible that the vent is blocked into the fridge due to many reasons, it can be the failure of the fan to blow through the vent, the failure of the defrosting coil or the defrosting timer /system with the heater.
Shut off fridge for 6 hours and check if cooling returns, if so the defrost section must be checked.

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