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Side by side Sub Zero not cold enough.

Older side by side refrigerator. Freezer side still makes and keeps ice but ice cream is "soft". Frig side is only "ok"--milk is not very cold and tends to sour too soon. freezer at 10 degrees and frige at 58 not cold enough. have cleaned condessor coil works alittle better but still not cold enough.

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How old is "OLDER" ? If there is no frost buildup on the back wall of the freezer you could have one of two problems. On older units the compressor wears out with years of service and no longer pumps efficiently. Or it could possibly be low on refrigerant charge. ether one of these two problems is a sign that is time to update to new unit.

If you have frost buildup on the back wall of the freezer section you then would have a problem in the defrost circuit attributed to the timer, defrost heaters or defrost thermostat.

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