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Fridge not getting cold

I have a whirlpool estate side by side the fridge side does not get cold and there is frost on the back of the freezer side

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This is a frost free frige, so if you see frost, that is the problem. Check the defrost heater, defrost limit and defrost timer/board. You can get by for a while by manually defrosting the fridge. Turn it off, unload the food, and leave the freezer door open for 24-36 hours.

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