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Freezer works fine, fridge quit cooling. I unplugged it for 10 hours yesterday and left the doors open to thaw it out.I vacummed the coils under the fridge, they were covered in dust. It's a Kenmore, date of manufacture is Dec of 2000. Today the freezer still works fine and the fridge is at 63 degrees.

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I attempted to locate an answer to resolve the issue for you, but you have not provided me with enough information to access my service database. Based on your description of the issue, however, I will provide a genric answer. If the freezer is working fine then we must assume that none of the cold air is being distributed to the fresh food, (F.F.) compartment. This is accomplished by a fan in the freezer compartment blowing the cold air into the F.F. compartment. Inspect this fan to see if it is operational.(You may have to push in on the door switch to get it to operate). This switch could also be a suspect!
This airflow is controlled by 1. a damper control that mechanically adjusts to change the amount of airflow, and thusly the temperature.
2. An adjustable control that is human ccontrolled and does adjust itself.
Below is a link that will help you with parts and diagnostic procedures that are specifically tuned to your manufacturers data plate information.
http://www.repairclinic.com/0003.asp
Tip: Always provide the complete information provided on the manufacturers product information data tag, located on the unit, and not in the user’s manual. This will help you acquire a more accurate and expeditious response to your complaint.

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