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Refirgerator will not cool but the freezer is cooling. The controls are all set as they have been sence I have owned the unit and that is 5 years. What could be the problem

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Sounds like you have a defrost problem. Take a look at back panel. See any frost? If so remove the back panel and look do you see a whole coil covered with frost. If so defrost it with a hairdryer. This will make it work for 7-10 days. If not any or only half coil of frost. You need a tech right off the bat. You have a sealed system problem. I hope this helps

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