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Both the freezer and lower section of refrigerator does not get very cold even at the highest settings. The motor seems to be running all the time and is noisy. Yesterday though I noticed it not running at all and found the food in the freezer starting to thaw. After awhile the motor started again, but still doesnt get very cold. A bottle of water will freeze if left overnight and it will make ice, but ice cream does not get hard. Any ideas?

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