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Freezer works, refrig isn't cooling

The past couple days the refrig isn't blowing any cold air, but the freezer works great...been making ice for football tailgates. I vaccuumed the dog and cat hair underneath the refrig and even removed the panels in the back to vaccuum as much as I could (which wasn't much). any help would be appreciated.

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Re: freezer works, refrig isn't cooling

Hi, Can you hear the fan motor running in the freezer? If not it probably needs replaced. Some units shut the fan off by a door switch. If its not running when the door is closed, it could be the door switch. If the fan is ok, make sure the thermostat is set right. Sometimes something in the frige gets bumped against it and it will get moved. NOTE: Allow aprox 12-24 hours for changes in thermostat settings to take full effect. If this all checks out ok I would suspect the defrost timer. Remove everything and place in coolers or another refrigerator. Unplug the refrigerator. With doors open let it sit for aprox 6 hrs. A fan blowing into the freezer section will help. Plug back in and see if it works good again. If it works good for a couple of days and problem returns, Replace the defrost timer. Hope this helps. kstfas

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Re: freezer works, refrig isn't cooling

Maybe you have incidentally disconnect the lines wire thats connect to blower, or you have blown fuse line in to blower.. check all the wires unconnected. or when the fuse blown! replace a new one fuse with same rating!

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