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I just replaced my fridge fan and now it created a lot of ice. The fan actually gets stuck in the ice. What is the problem?

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Hi. thanks for the question .the foam in the freezer, where the fan is. gets saturated with moisture. . thaw the fridge out completely . then use hair blower to dry the foam .dryit a lot then reassemble . it will happen again . but not for a while thanks tats a fix ya.

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