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Fridge doesn't get cold enough

The freezer seems to work fine; I used a brush under to clean it but the fridge still not get cold enough. It registers 50 on thermometer.

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Re: fridge doesn't get cold enough

 If the evaporator fan is not running. The fan itself could be faulty or the door operated light/fan switch could be faulty.

If the evaporator fan is running. The fridge is not defrosting and ice has built up on the evaporator and the air is not circulating properly into the fridge compartment. The fan circulates cold air into the fridge and back through the fridge control which is normally just an adjustable flap which allows more or less cold into the fridge depending on the setting. If the fridge is not defrosting, the defrost timer could be faulty or heater element could be blown.

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You said, Bottom freezer works fine, but upper refrigerator has no cold air

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Sometimes it can effect the cooling in the fridge if the freezer articles block the vents!

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