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Freezer stays cool but bottom stays warm.

Freezer (top unit) iced up and the bottom (refrigerator) got warm---56 degrees F. I melted the ice from the freezer but the bottom still doesn't get cold, although the freezer gets quite cold (0 degrees F). The temperature control for the freezer is set on Normal (3) and for the refrigerator on 1 (max cool). There seems to be a little fan at the top of the duct going from the freezer down to the refrigerator. The ice invaded the vents at the top of the duct and may have stalled the fan, causing it to fail.

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I agree with your analysis, and recommend that you replace that fan between the two sections.

Posted on May 20, 2008

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