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Fridge not cold enough

Freezer working O.K. fridge coolish but not up to speed. Have cleaned condenser at back - still no improvement.Temporature guage has been on/off at intervals - have reset it but still performance impaired? Freezer reezing frig side cold but not enough

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Maybe its gotten low on freon...

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