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GE Arctica - Running Constantly

I just fixed a broken damper door that appears to share cooling from the freezer to fridge. Ever since this "fix" the fridge fan behind the damper appears to run non-stop and keep temperature unevenly.

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1. I don't remember if the fridge fan ran all the time before my "fix". It seems like it did not. Does the fan run all the time? (It does stop when I open the door)
2. Could something else (motherboard etc.) have been tweaked during the 4 or 5 days that the damper door was broken?

Appreciate any help!

Brad

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