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Styrofoam piece in fridge where air blows into that supposed to be there? appears to be restricting air flow

Just had fridge delivered and there is a piece of styrofoam in the vent where the air blows into the fridge and this seems to be a packing piece but is not listed on any of the literature I can find on this model. The air flow seems restricted to me and I think this piece should be out, but I am not sure if it is supposed to be part of the design (if so, that seems slightly stupid?). There is not much air blowing into the fridge, while the freezer has already started to cool considerably.

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If you don't have the owner's manual for your refrigerator you can go to Sear's website and get it online. But normally shipping styrofoam isn't packed where it's too difficult to remove. If you see blue tape on it that's a very good indicator that it is not supposed to be there for normal operation.

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Most of the vent and cold air channels are made entirely from styrofoam these days in most fridges.

Most packing foam is in plain sight and usually held in place with tape, so it is highly unlikely that any packing foam would be behind anything mounted permanently in a fridge.

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