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I opened up my frig and the temp said the freezer was -13 and the frig is at 55 degrees. When I presed it down it changed to 2 in the freezer and 32 in the frig part. Put after about 3 to 4 seconds it would go back to reading -13 and 55. Any ideas

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The damper vent door between the freezer and fridge compartments is frozen shut or if motor operated it broken or the motor is bad or power to motor is missing to open and close this door to let cold air into fridge from freezer also there is an evaporator fan near here make sure it is operating or cold air wont be moved

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