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Try defrosting the unit and then restarting . Sometimes there is ice build up(especially if the door was left open) in the path from freezer to fridge obstructing the airflow

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You do not have proper air flow. Check inside if you are blocking the air vents. Another thing to do is vacuum the coils under the fridge or the rear (unplug the power). If the air does not flow freely or the coils are dirty, the fridge will freeze. An uncommon possibility is a low charge of refrigerant in the system. This would only happen if you have a refrigerant leak. Very unlikely, unless you damaged the coils under or behind the fridge.

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Hi JB,

Is there frost in the freezer section at or around the bottom? If so a defrost problem might be the issue.
Here is a test for the air flow issue. At the air inlet of the fridge section, put your hand up there, is there air flow with the freezer door closed? With the freezer door open is the air flow better or increased?
If air flow is increased, chances are the you have an air flow restriction between both chambers and you will need to locate the obstruction.
So with this information this should lead you to a conclusion that is ice is on the evaporator you have a defrost issue, if you have no ice, than look for air flow issue.

Good Luck.

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Hello hlook,

I understand that you are having a problem with your side-by-side refrigerator. The Frezzer is staying closed and the fridge is not getting the air flow from the freezer in order to stay cold. The only possibility it can be is the fan. The fan may be turning but not at the rpms needed to move the air in to the fridge. As I have looked at the air flow chart for your fridge that is the only outcome I can come up with. CLICK HERE to view the air flow chart for your firdge.

With the cover off of the fan try and judge how much air is being moved by the fan. It should have pretty good air flow like the low setting on a box fan. You should be able to fell the air flow from two to three feet away.

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If so, then it sounds like your return air flow vents are clogged. These are located to the left and right of the duct assembly in the rear/bottom of the refrigerator section. Sometimes you may have to slowly pour hot water into these vents to get the clear ice to thaw. The water should go down into the freezer section behind the evaporator and then out the drain in the back.

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