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THE FREEZER DOESN'T STAY COLD ENOUGH TO KEEP FOOD FROZEN

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Hi,
As the weather is getting warmer for many people their freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...

Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4024657-refrigerator_condenser_coil_cleaning

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Posted on Apr 10, 2010

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