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Frost Free, freezer ok but fridge warm

Westinghouse 2 door frost free fridge is not getting cold air down into the fridge compartment. I have set the freezer compartment to minimum cold (to allow maximum air to pass down to the fridge compartment) and set the temperature to maximum as suggested in the manual to remedy such a situation. Did not appear to work. I have removed the fan and air distribution covers and checked all seals to ensure there is no cold air short circuiting or bypassing. The fan operates freely and there is no blockage in the air ducts down to the fridge compartment.
The freezer is operating with the cold air readily cirulating in the freezer, but there is no cold air getting down below.
I have also had excessive moisture in the bottom of the fridge over the last few weeks and this is most likely a related problem.
Any help would be appreciated.

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  • digitor Feb 19, 2009

    Hi Len,

    Thanks for your input.

    I have placed an explanation of how it was fixed under another heading on the same day. For some reason this (and I note a few others) appeared

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If all else fails I would completely defrosted the unit.If there is any blockage this will open up all the tubes.Unplug it open the doors put pans of hot water in the freezer to speed up the process.
Make sure your fan is still working ,its located behind the freezers back wall. If it is working the vent from the freezer down to the refridgerater may be blocked.With out a fan you have no circulation but your freezer may look likes its working,it may last 3 days.Also if you can move everything out unplug it turn it off w/ doors open 12 to 24 hrs this will free up any clogged tubes. Good luck.
Len West

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