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Freezer remaining cold, and although fresh food area has been slightly freezing, at low setting,---after 7 hour power outage yesterday, fresh food area will not get below 39 at coldest setting. ?????????? THANKS

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You don't provide a brand, style, or model number, so I can only offer a limited answer to you.
Firstly, make certain that both controls are set to equal numbers, 5 preferably,(or D if letters, depending on brand),
Make sure all doors are sealing properly, and if so make sure that no one opens the doors for 8 hours minimum.
Make sure that your are monitoring water temperature and not air temperature. Monitor the readings every 8 hours minimum.

If you are satisfied with my advice please ackowledge by rating my answer, or post me back with more info. so I can be of better assistance to you,
Thank you,
Dave E (Illeagle)

Posted on Jun 15, 2008

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