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Fridge section runs warm. Freezer ok it seems.

Recently had fridge and freezer running warm. I repaired broken fan wire in freezer. But fridge section still warm. Fridge fan runs fast for a short period of time before slowing down. (after door shut)

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Sounds like the inside fan is getting worn out. Should vary in speed. Try replacing the fan and see if that fixes it. I'd bet it will. ken

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