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The refrigerator side is not very cold (mid 40's-50) but the freezer is fine. Not much cold air entering through vent in the upper left side of the fridge.

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Check the fan and the damper behind that vent if iced up thaw out damper --if fan blocked or iced up clear if fan not running test fan repair or replace if not running -refrig side is cooled by air from freezer side

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