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Freezer not cold enough but refrigerator cool. Freezer setting is 7. Ice cream is noticeably soft and there appears to be frost on the back of the freezer cabinet. Condenser was recently cleaned as a potential remedy.. Problem is recent.

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Hi,

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.


If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.

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

Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

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