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Not getting cold air into refrigerator, but the freezer is cold. Found ice blockage in the vent, why?

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MAYBE UR DRAIN HOSE CLOGGED,NOT DRAING PROPERLY SO HAS NOWHERE TO GO SO IT FREEZES.THIS CAUSE THE BAFFLE TO GET CLOGGED W/ ICE

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