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My side by side refrigerator will not get cold nor will the freezer freeze

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First make sure the thermostat is turned to at least 4 or midway. If the compressor is running you will have to call a tech because the refrigerant system is a sealed system and if it stops cooling you have a leak. If the compressor is not running but the fan in the back of the fridge is running check the overload relay, it is mounted on the side of the compressor.

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