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Freezer/fridge fluctuates freezing/cooling

Ice turns to water in freezer then decides to freeze to one block of ice; things just end up defrosting in freezer. Fridge isn't cooling as it should; milk went bad. I pulled the fridge out and noticed that the right side vent where the fan is was completely clogged w/ dust. Could that be the problem?

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Yes, that is one problem.  The refrigerant needs to remove the excess heat through the condenser coils.  If the air flow is blocked, it will do those symptoms you described.

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