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Refrigerator has uneven temperature from top to bottom

Compressor seems fine, freezer seems fine but a bit frosty, refrigerator is colder at the bottom than at the top. I can only assume the fan has packed in but can't access it. The back of the unit is completely sealed so I went in through the interior. I got the plate loose with the vent holes in it, but it appears to have a wire connected to what looks like it might be a thermostat, taped to the rear. Any suggestions?

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If frost is building up in your freezer you have a defrost problem,is the freezer fan working?can you remove the freezer panel so you can check the defrost heat and defrost sensor?and last check the defrost timer in the frig. or on the front or back of frig.,let me know what you find-mike

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