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Fridge not getting cold

I have a kelvinator fridge that is running but not cooling the freezer and fridge to the proper temperatures. The freezer is about 35 and the fridge about 55.

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Unplug unit to "reset." pull unit out from wall and blow the coils out on the back of refrigerator. if that does not work- call service man to come check freon level.

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