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Freezer part works but not fridge

Freezer is fine but it's 80 degrees in the fridge! Motor running all the time.

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The circulating fan(Freezer Fan) supplies air to freezer as well as the refrigerator. As the DC brushless motor wares out the rpms reduce to a point that it is hard to diagnose. This motor alone costs around $80.00(appliancesfactoryparts.com) Replacement of the fan motor is labor intensive to remove fan assembly because the electrical connections are at the exteme rear of the freezer compartment

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