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Hotpoint rfa70 fridge seems not to be staying cold

The freezer seems ok .yesterday the kids hamster chewed the power wires,i have reconnected it and freezer and lights seem ok but the fridge doesnt seem as cold as should be,is there something in the back that it could have chewed as well to cause this. ty

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Just give it time as the freezer has to come down to temp first

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