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Hi i have a hotpoint mistral plus fridge freezer, the freezer working fine however the fridge not getting cold, i have checked in back and the fan not working, have checked the fuse that is fine. 1) Does the fan run constantly? 2) Does the fan provide the fridge with the cold air? 3) Any other suggestions to why the freezer working and the fridge isnt? Thanks for your help.

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Hi is this the frost free version ??? if it is which i think it is it could be a fault with temp module{frost free have electronic modules to control the system rather than a old fashioned bog standard thermostat inside the fridge} the fans should be controlled by the module in case of frost free models it could be the module which is playing up

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