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Fridge not cooling.

Fridge set at 1 Freezer working fine. Hoovered out dust from back. Fan needed push to start.

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You may need to oil the fan. it should start by itself without any help at all. if you can remove it and open the fan and put the oil directly at the bushings. i hope i was able to help.

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