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The compressor runs constantly. I cleaned off the cooling grills and made sure the rear fan is operating. I am not sure if the top fan in the freezer is working. I set the toggle in th efreezer at the coldest setting but the temerature level is just below freezing. It won't make ice. Temperature in the refrigerator is only 50 despite being set on the coldest setting..

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Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out thelast two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...

Refrigerator Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair

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Refrigerator or Freezer not Cooling or Getting Cold



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