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GE TFX26KRDA WW 2001 side by side refrig/freezer w warm fridge

Freezer very cold, about -10 F but fridge 60 F. I have checked the orifice between freezer and fridge and it is open. Freezer fan runs well and evaporator coils are not iced. Lower meat drawer temp set on coldest setting. Previously this would have frozen anything in the lower drawer. Condenser coils are clean and free of dust or obstruction. Fridge set on 9 and freezer set on 5 but little cold air appears to enter the fridge section and when freezer door is shut the cold air entering the fridge side drops. What am I missing?

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Cleaned the condenser coils which were dusty but not severely so. Checked the evaporator coils which were NOT iced. Reset the fridge to coldest setting and freezer to #5 (mid range of temperature) and waited a full 36 hours. Fridge temp is 40 F and freezer is about 0F. Not sure what is different except coldest setting on fridge. Warm weather is here but not warm enough to require AC. Temps in late afternoon in house about 77-80F. Any thoughts are appreciated because I suspect this problem is not completely resolved.

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