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Fridge not cold...freezer, no problem

How can it be that the freezer is working fine, fan included but the fridge is not getting the cold air and there doesn't seem to be anything blocking the vent. The freezer is on the bottom.

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You probably have ice in the air passages.  You'll have to defrost.  Cause:  too much humidity in the box...open containers, door left open.  

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