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Daewoo FDF-358 fridge is taking a couple freezer is taking a couple of days to freeze solid and the fridge is just not keeping anything cold ..... fan in the freezer is not iced over, there is no feel of cold air when you open the fridge door only the freezer section........can it be fixed? and if so any ideas on the cost of the repairs would be cause i'm on a really tight budget. thanx

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Hi,

Many times a freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong.
If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out these tips 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...

Refrigerator Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair

Refrigerator Troubleshooting Refrigerator Compressor

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Refrigerator or Freezer not Cooling or Getting Cold

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Before going to buy any parts directly.
Go through this troubleshooting help links.

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First you will need a cooler for whatever you have in your freezer, unless you have wonderful neighbors who will let you keep your food in their freezer for couple of days.

Take note to see what your freezer thermostat is set to. Turn off your freezer. Take out all the food. Keep the door open. This would be a great time to clean your freezer. Let the freezer thaw out for at least one day. Check the line to make sure there is no ice. Once everything has melted turn your freezer back on. Turn your freezer back on but this time set the thermostat to three or maybe 4 levels below what you had it set to before.

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You want to leave the original water because you need to make sure the new water does not freeze solid as fast as the original water. If it does your freezer is too cold again.

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