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Refrigerator side is not cold.

I got a two doors unit and the refrigerator side is not cold. The freezer side is working find thus.It is a Kenore model 253-53322300 and the refrigerant is R134A. It has a ice maker built-in.

My brother thus it could be the thermostate is not working, or the heating coil is not working or the venting is not working between the freezer and the refrigerator. What do you think?

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If you have frost on the back wall of the freezer you have a defrost system problem which in turn is reducing the air circulation for cooling the refrigerator or stopping it completely. What your brother said was close to the truth of the matter. If you have a defrost problem it is one of three things that will be the cause. Defrost timer, defrost heater or defrost thermostat.

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