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Our freezer is working fine but the air flow to the refrigerator is not flowing in. It has digital controls and I have taken the cover off off the inflow valve/blocker and it is open, yet no airflow into the refrigerator. The fan is running in the freezer side but not as strong as it has in the past.

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