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My frig is not geting cold. Freezer works fine, I don't have an ice maker and there is no ice build up nor is anything blocking the air flow. model gtl16jbrbs Thanks

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If the refrigerator is not running, first I suggest check to see if there is power to the refrigerator. Make sure the plug is properly seated in the socket and the temperature control is turned to the "on" position.

If "0F 0F" appears on the display, the refrigerator is in DEMO MODE. To exit Demo Mode for controls on the outside of door, Press and Hold the Energy Saver and Adjust Freezer buttons at the same time for 3 seconds. To exit Demo Mode for controls inside the Fresh Food Compartment, Press and Hold the Ice Off and Freezer buttons at the same time for 3 seconds. You will hear a beep and "0F 0F" will no longer be displayed. Adjust Refrigerator and Freezer temperature to the desired settings. Allow 24 hours for temperatures to stabilize.

If the refrigerator is running and not cooling or not cold enough, several factors may influence the temperature. Try the following:
* If the refrigerator has just been serviced, it could still be in a diagnostic mode. Please disconnect power to your refrigerator for 30 seconds and this should clear the control panel. The refrigerator should now cool normally.

Check the temperature control settings:
* For Dial or Digital Readout Models, adjust your temperature control by one number higher for a cooler temperature setting.
* For Actual Temperature Readout Models, adjust your temperature control by one degree lower for a lower temperature setting.

Additionally, for some troubleshooting tips, go here: Refrigerator-Troubleshooting

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