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My refrigerator is running but it is not getting cold

My refrigerator is running but it is not getting as cold as it should be. I adjusted the setting to be colder but this did not fix the problem.

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Firstly check the Condenser coils, these are copper coils of tubing usually located on the back of the unit near the ground. They need to be free of all dust and grease to work at maximum efficiency and it is recommended to clean them every 6 to 10 months.
If they are or have recently been cleaned then make sure the inside fan (if there is one) isn't being blocked by anything and make sure there is adequate airflow throughout the freezer/refrigerator.
If neither of these seem to be the problem then you may have a refrigerant leak and you need a certified technician to take a look at it.

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