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FRIDGE/FREEZER ON THE BLITZ?

I left the freezer door open by mistake for 24 hrs and everything melted. it is now 2 days later and the freezer wont freeze anything. is my freezer broken? also, my fridge doesnt keep things as cold as it used to. it still comes on and makes the regular noise and the lights are on. is my fridge ruined?

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Try removing everything out of your fridge, switch it off and open all doors for 12 hrs. Then close doors and switch it on for another 24 hrs before putting in you stuff. most likely the evaporator is iced up, you need to defrost if fully.

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