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Our freezer was left open over night, and now the entire refridgerator isn't working

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Try unplugging it for a day a so to let the evaporator coil defrost. When left open for long periods the evaporator coil will build too much ice blocking air flow. You might have apuddle of water under the fridge after the melt.

Posted on May 21, 2011

  • dannia115935 May 21, 2011

    Thank u I will try this now!

  • Jason Conway
    Jason Conway May 22, 2011

    no problem, let me know how u make out

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This will solve your problembarring any damage to the dispenser!t
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Some info!!!!!!!!!!

cold air to the bin and make it colder.
Water and Ice Dispensers
(on some models)
Depending on your model, you may have one or more of the
following options: the ability to select either crushed or cubed
ice, a special light that turns on when you use the dispenser, or a
lock option to avoid unintentional dispensing.
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is open.
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