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My termador side by side built in wont get cold enough. Freezer at 35 degrees and fridge at 47 degrees. Compressor is on, fan is on and air flows through freezer so i assume fan is on there too. Yesterday the coils on the bottom of the fridge were hot. I turned the fridge off and back on and it seemed to work. Today not cold enough but coils are not hot.

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