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Refrigerator and freezer are not cold. This is the second time this has happened. We purchased the appliance about 6 years ago. I have unplugged it and let it set for an hour. Plugged it back in. . . . nothing. Is there a re-set button? What should I do?

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I am sure by now that things are already pretty warm. There are a few possibilities here that can cause your symptom
1. The defrost cycle never terminated. This is controlled by the 60 deg F thermostat in the evaporator area. If the thermostat has failed it will not allow the defrot cycle to terminate when 60 deg F has been reaches. I.e the unit will sit there dead but the interior lights will work.
It is item 31 of this link but not shown on the diagram:
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=5174373&diagram_id=1358641#d1358641

Here is the thermostat: http://www.appliancepartspros.com/part_details.aspx?part_id=4078076&image=5

2. Also there is a Thermistor (Item 29 of the below link) than can cause the unit not to start:
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=5174373&diagram_id=1358641#d1358641

3. The unit control board has failed
Unit control: (Item 5)
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=5174373&diagram_id=1363241#d1363241


There are other things that can cause this such as the Compressor PTC Relay / Thermal Overload or the run capacitor. But the items listed above are the most common.
PTC / Thermal overload Items 10 and 11 of this link: http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=5174373&diagram_id=1341069#d1341069

If there are no internal lights then there can be a problem with power after the power cord.

I am sorry but there really is not a fast fix for this. What you can do is place a fan blowing into the freezer compartment for 2 hours. (Makes a water mess) If the defrost cycle terminates when you plug it in after the manual defrost then the defrost heater can be defective. The heater is Item 15 of this link:
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=5174373&diagram_id=1358641#d1358641

With out troubleshooing with a meter using the wiring diagram here

http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/frame_diagram.aspx?diagram_id=1358643&pkw_=basket&model_id=5174373&NewWindow=1

It would be difficult to say exactly what is causing your current failure. All I can say is what will cause it. I can not say change part "____" because I have not proved with out a doubt what part has failed.

Thanks for choosing FixYa.

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No reset maybe a bad thermostat or defrost timer there a lot of thing that could make not cool

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