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Freezer works ok fan works in freezer ok but. fridge is to hot. no air coming through vents

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It is quite possible that your air vent from the freezer is blocked by frost and hence the fan is choked to give out any space for air. So put the fridge off and remove the freezer panels to inspect. If you notice frost in the cooling coils then you are sure that the auto defrost is not working.Allow time for the frost to clear, check the wiring to heater/ to the timer . Switch on and check for the timer to cut off or otherwise replace. If there was no frost and still the air was not blowing check the direction of the fan, if not clear the vent . Check also if there is any malfunction of the defrosting heater getting switched on, If so replace the relay/timer unit.
This can be the only reason but I expect you try this out and check accordingly. Good day.

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