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I have a model MCBR980W Refer and with the thermostat on 7 (HI) the best it will do in the refer compartment is 50.2f and at the crisper is 61.4f. The freezer does freeze but is not iced over. Temp was tested with a Fluke #52 thermometer with remote leads. Fridge is located in my garage which is on average 100f. Magic Cheif gives us a warranty with a web site to contact for warranty which is not active.. Where do I go from here?? Refer has not been an outperformer since I got it a christmes time but a 50f beer is terrible.. Thanks Steve Stewart, Lake Havasu AZ

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