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I have a 7 year old Amana bottom freezer fridge model ARB2259CW. The freezer seems like it's freezing just fine, but the fridge is either not blowing any air or blowing very little air. Things in the fridge are getting warm, definitely above 40 degrees. When I look at the back of the freezer, it seems that there may be some frost buildup inside the vent. If at all possible, I'd like to fix this myself.

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If you can hear a fan blowing in the freezer that is probably not the problem. If it is at all possible could you clear out the fridge overnight. If so, do so, unplug refrigerator with doors open overnight and plug it in in the morning. If it returns to cooling you probably have a defrost problem, but you at least have a couple days to fix it.

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