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Refrigerator not cold enough

The freezer is fine, but the refrigerator is not keeping food or liquids cold.

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  • Artvulture May 16, 2008

    Freezer is fine. Air is blowing. Refrigerator is not getting cold enough.


     
    Very little air blowing in frig.
    Condensor gets very hot. Hot enough for the coils to singe the wall. 
    Whats the problem?

  • Anonymous Sep 01, 2008

    freezer fine, refrigerator cant get my beer cold enough, kids complain about warm milk.

  • Lullaby4u Nov 30, 2008

    No frost build up on any freezer walls - freezer is freezing just fine - can't get the refrigerator cold...

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Check the back wall of your freezer for a heavy frost build up rhis is an indication of a defrost problem also make sure the fan in the freezer is working

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