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Kenmore elite, 2002, side by side, model 106.53609202

The air flow between the freezer and refrigerator is not working properly, and as a result the refrigerator is having difficulty staying cool (below the mid to low 40's). The air from the top vent completely stops flowing into the refrigerator and ice drops form alone the bottom of the box that incloses it. Neither the top or bottom vents are blocked off by any item in the refrigerator or freezer. There seems to be some sort of internal louver in the top vent that is either closing up and sticking closed or getting clogged up and stuck closed with ice. I can open the internal louver by sticking a butter knife through the vent and moving it slightly to the side, and then the cold air flows out like it is suppose to. Is this internal louver passive or hooked up to a mecanical device that regulates whether it is supposed to be open or closed. Is it something I can replace easily, and if so what is the part name(s) and number(s)? Is there someplace I can view a diagram? Or is my problem something completely different?

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Ok first we need to see if your vent flap up top is bing iced over. you need either a philips screw driver or a 1/4 in nut driver. take off the cover to that flap. this flap is controlled by the electronic strip that controls the temp. on both sides. one question, is their ice build up in the back of the freezer? ok write me back when you get this done. kelly.

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