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Freezer is cold but not fridge

The fridge door was ajar overnight. The freezer is cold but the fridge is only cool. Very little air coming from the duct.

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There is a little trap door at rear upper corner of frig/freezer. (side by side type) Not sure where it is on others. Opens to cool refrig side closes when right temp is reached, Either link to operator is frozen or broke. Should be fixed (replaced) by repairman, easy, fast not too expensive.

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