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Freezor 10 deg,fridge is 50deg,how to get to dampres?

Have air flow in freezer,fridge does not on top,crispers do though.How do I get to upper dampers or t-stst?

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Make sure the fan in the freezer is working. Make sure the evaporator does not have a frost build up on it restricting air flow.
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