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My bottom freezer is not cooling sufficiently. If I keep it closed for 30 hours or more, it does cool, but otherwise it rises to 19 degrees.

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Many times a freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong.


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