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The water does not cool

I have a dispenser that has three water knobs, hot, cold and room temperature. It also has a small ice box on the bottom. The water does not get cold and the ice box doesn't get cool.

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The problem is in the compressor cooling unit, if you have no knowledge of electrical this is beyond your ability to service, it is of refrigerator technology, if so contact me and i will try to help you.

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