We’re tackling the fridge first. Sometimes, especially after a power blink (we’ve been having a lot of those), it’d light up the 5, 6 and 7 numbers on the freezer temperature side and none on the fridge side. We’d do a power cycle and it’d be fixed. Then I noticed that things weren’t getting as cold in the fridge as they used to, so TCB put a thermometer in it. 65 is not a safe temp for the the fridge portion. I looked up possible solutions, and defrosting for 12-24 hours was what people recommended and what worked. The freezer seemed to be working, all the stuff we put in it last night was frozen solid, so I moved the freezer packs to the fridge to bring the temperature back down while we tried to find a friend with some extra freezer space. I decided to eat some of the freezer food that there wasn’t much of left or wasn’t popular, and that’s when I discovered that the veggie riblets, usually like blocks of ice, were slushy.
Now, all the freezer food is at my cousin’s, our fridge stuff is in several coolers, and we’re waiting those 12-24 hours, hoping that it’s a frozen defrost sensor causing our problem.