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Hi My fridge is 5 year old ,at present the cooling is poor ,only the upper door gets cooling but not frosting the cubes .what the problem would be ,the service man says that we have to refill tha gas and also we have refilled the gas a year ago.I dont know wether the service man is correct,and how much would it cost to refill the gas Plz help me understand the correct problem and take the best decision Thanks

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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.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...

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Refrigerator or Freezer not Cooling or Getting Cold

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