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I have a top freezer frt18drh. Neither the freezer or the fridge is getting cold enough. The fridge has been unplugged for a couple months, so I'm pretty sure it's not a defrost problem. Even so, I took the back panel in the freezer off to check the ice build up, there wasn't any. Also checked to make sure the fan is running, it is.

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Check to see if the condenser fan at the back underneath near the compressor is running. If no check fan.

Are the condenser coils near there warm or room temp. should be warm




Is the evaporator fan in the freezer running. It blows cold air into the fridge side through a damper in the wall between the freezer and fridge. Make sure the damper is open.

Below the evaporator fan is the evaporator coils. Remove the back cover in the freezer to observe the frost pattern. Light frost everywhere(NORMAL) or a partial pattern of ice(LOW ON FREON) or nothing(LOW FREON OR COMPRESSOR PROBLEM).
If it's iced up really heavy you have an auto defrost problem. Melt the ice with a hairdryer and check the defrost system.

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