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Just opened fridge. According to computer itsSays 76 degrees. Was working fine this afternoon. Freezer part is at 0 and will not allow me to reset. The rim of the door is hot. What's going on?

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I have this problem also and just saw and answer on this site. The rim of my door was hot a day or two ago and noticed it again today and the food in the freezer is not staying frozen. This is the answer from this website. Just looked and mine is awfully dirty. Going to get vacuum and clean it out right now and check later tonight to see if it makes a difference. Hope this helps. Good luck!

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