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I could not locate a fan switch on the door. However, the fan on the inside of the freezer located at the top is not running and that is where it is warm. Also, on the outside of the freezer below the door is a red alarm light that is on. That is probably just an indicator that there is a problem. Any ideas?

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If there is no switch the problem is more than likely in the fan motor itself. Check for ice around fan blade. If there is no ice which could stop the fan rotation replace the fan motor.

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