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Hi,my fridge does not working but freezer is OK. The evaporator fan is working Ok but there isn't cold air flow from control console inside the fridge ??? Any hint, please

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    It looks like condensor fan is a problem, but I have no idea how 
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    Refrigerator is warm but the freezer continues to work?

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Have u check the moisture control in the frezzer? If so make sure that all the vents are clear of all food and/or food containers and such... Turn ur fridge temp control to max.. Wait 5 hours WITHOUT opening fridge or freezer. Good luck! Let me know how everything tur out

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