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Refrigerater not staying cold and coil is frozen. condenser and fan are working freezer ice machine not working

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The tube between the freezer and fridge is also likely to be frozen up. You need to unplug the unit for a day and let it thaw out. When you plug it back in, start with a low to med setting on the temp.

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