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Refrigerator is freezing at the bottom and 60 degrees at the top

Kenmore side by side refrigerator model 55522400. Bottom half of the refrigerator is at or below 25 degrees. Top shelves are at or above 55 degrees. Freezer side seems to be OK.
How to equalize the temperature?
Thanks,
Bill




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Probably the fan is not running
take the fan housing off and you may find a buildup of ice preventing the fan from running

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