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Fridge transported on its side. Placed upright. Turned on too early. Freezer appears to function. Refigerator portion does not cool.

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If the freezer works the cooling system is ok. Check for the freezer fan it blows air to the refrigerator side. Also check the air vent. It should be in the top of the refrigerator. If the fan is blowing you should be able to feel the air blowing out. I would see if the fan blade came off in transport first.

Posted on Apr 24, 2008

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