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Refridgerator not very cold

Older Kenmore about 20 yrs old, worked fine till yesterday. Freezer is perfect,fan motor in freezer runs fine,little to no frost build up in freezer. Fridge is not very cold, feel no air from freezer coming into fridge? Oval holes in top of fridge not plugged with ice? Where/how does cold air get into thr fridge?Thanks Gene

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  • chloride Mar 06, 2008

    Thanks wil try all ofthe above and hope to rsolve poblem. Thx Gene

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Hello Gene,
The panel below the oval holes at the back of your fridge covers the evaporator coils, so they may be restricting your air flow even though you don't see ice through the oval holes there may still be ice build up on the coils. Being it's 20 years old this probably happened because either the refrigerant has leaked down over the years, or the fan may have failed (either would cause the evaporator coils in the fridge to ice over).
But since your freezer is still freezing, I would clear out the fridge (shelves and all) and remove the rear cover (that covers your coils) and use a blow dryer or whatever to thaw the ice and check the fan before bothering to connect refrigerant gages and checking your pressure levels.
And to answer your question, the cold air is forced past the coils from the bottom up through the oval holes via the fan/fans I mentioned above.
Good Luck.

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