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Fixya My frezer is working but fridge side is not.It iced over and I used a hair drier to defrost the ice. Is the fridge cooled by the frezer side ,threw the holes in the bottom left back side.Their seems to be no fan blowing in the frige side. What is up with this! The hole enters the coils about 2x2 hole. The paper work is not real clear on operation of this apliance. I have been trouble shooting it my self. It will be a month before I can get a technition.

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I called a repair man. I was charged $150.00 . It was the box at the botom left side of the fridge,under fridge. It's fixed .It took about 5min. to replace it. I could have done it my self. Reading FixYa pointed me in the right direction. Reading postings on FixYa! What a great place to recieve info! I am not sure what the part cost, if you were to install it your self. Not a big job it has two screws that holds it in place. I had to work, was in a bind for repair man. It was worth the $150.00 to have my food back in the fridge.

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Hello Sir Randy!!!

Welcome to fixya..

I remember that kind of symptoms happens before on my side by side ref..Try to check the coil on refrigerator side if it is iced up ..

Take this steps on how to:
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