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The refrigerator is not getting any air - there is no air blowing from the vents. The freezer seems to be fine, it is cold. the unit is about 13 years old. Is there any filters or coils to clean in the back of the unit? I cleaned underneath the unit last night (LOTS of dust etc...)

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Through other postings on your web site i was able to determine that the return air flow vents had frosted over (closed). I defrosted the unit and it appears to be working fine now.

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