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The freezer works fine, but the top compartment of the kenmore elite sidebysidefridge will not get cold. why? how do i fix this?

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The refrigerator was not cool, but the freezer was working. I looked on the internet and it sounded like the evap fan wasn't working - not moving air from the freezer to the frig. I got the part # from our manual and we went out and bought it for $43. It is behind the back wall of the bottom freezer. the freezer works fine, but the top compartment of - image.tiff

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Here is the new one installed.image.tiff It works!!!!!! It wasn't that hard to do and saved us a lot of money.




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