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HI, The light is on but the fridge is not working. No cooling. Please advice. Regards Giroti

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Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing thencheck out the last two tips.

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