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Fan underneath frig is running but no cold air is coming into the frig or freezer

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    Is the compressor running? You will hear a distinct low pitch humming noise and perhaps feel a vibration on the outside of the lower cabinet.

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The fan that is under the frig is the condensor fan(the fan the cools the condenser coils and the compressor. It does not have a direct effect on the chilled air circulation inside of the frig. The evaporator fan is the unit that circulates the chilled air thru your freezer and frig. I am not sure what make model unit you have, but I have found that this fan motor is 90% of the circulation problems i have seen.

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