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The fridge compartment not getting any cold air.

Freezer works fine, but has been getting frost in it over last couple of weeks. Fridge compartment now has no cold air coming into it at all. All food has been taken out of both fridge and freezer. Was turned off and cleaned thoroughly and everything was dried in the freezer. Still no air getting to the fridge compartment from the freezer.

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Well for whatever reason the fridge compartment is now getting cold air again and its all working fine. Have no idea whats gone on with it but is working again hahaha. The only thing that we did was take the back off the freezer, where it houses the fan motor, the motor wasnt quite straight so I straightened it and now its working. Whether that was the problem to begin with I have no idea.

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