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The refrigerator section does not get cold. The freezer works. Had the defrost timer replaced twice

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It seems obvious that the defrost timer was not the problem. Could be a bad defrost heater, bad defrost termination thermostat, or possibly just a bad air leak, caused by a bad door gasket (check the bottom of the fresh foods door gasket) or a non-sealing ice dispenser door.

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