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Whirlpool arc7612. Fridge not getting cold. Freezer obviously working as it frosts up despite being 'frost free'. Slight gap in door seal near top of door. Last time we had this happen I unplugged it for a da#y, plugged it back in and it worked. Guessed it was frozen up and blocked somewhere??

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You have to replace the door seal. The seal may be a mundane technology and it isn't the only technology making a refrigerator frost-free, but it is the most important one. Warm moist air enters through the gap in the door seal, condenses on cold surfaces and freezes. The frost interferes with airflow and prevents the system from keeping the fridge cold. Turning it off for a day allowed the frost to melt.

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