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Freezer not cold enough.

I can hear the compressor humm but the freezer fan seems to not be working.  Freezer not cold enough to make ice.  Help!
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    fan runs don't hear compressor kick in

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If you don't hear a fan in the freezer compartment when you open the door then that is the problem. Just take off the inside panel that covers the fan and remove the fan. Save the fan blades it just press's on so gently remove the fan blades and go to parts house and get new fan. Take the old fan with you to make sure you get the right one. let me know how it goes okay. ken

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