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Refrigerator doesn't work but freezer does

After defrosting, cleaning and turning back on the freezer is working normally but the fridge isn't working at all - the internal light doesn't work and the temperature inside is still at the ambient temperature after 1 hours even though I have turned the cool control setting to maximum.

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Re: Refrigerator doesn't work but freezer does

Sounds like the little evap. fan on the rear of the freezer section isn't blowing cold air up to the refer section.

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