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The refrigerator evaporator iced up. I thawed it with a hair dryer and the fan does not come on. Would a bad refrigerator fan cause the evaporator to ice up and the temp in the fridge section not to stay cool?

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A bad fan wouldn't cause your evaporator to ice up but would cause the refrigerator section to not stay cool

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