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Air Circulation Lower section of freezer is 20 degrees. upper portion is 55+ . Cool side is 60+. I replaced circulation fan. Still not working. What next?

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  • jfarr244 Oct 15, 2008

    Are you referring to the cool side or the freezer side? Jon

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Replace the upper thermostat

that must help

there will be three thermostat in total

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