Fridge is warm, freezer is cold. Do I need a new fridge?
I messed with the freezer for some time until I eventually got to a rear coil and fan. The fan turns freely when the freezer is on. Here is a picture:
I took a hair dryer to the coils and melted all the ice. It didn't seem like a ton of ice to me and it was mostly covering the front, although the bottom was quite thick.
I closed the freezer off again and to my surprise cold air appears to be entering the fridge again. I am using an infrared thermometer.
Did I fix this? If so, is it a temporary fix, or likely a "permanent" one? How can I go about to make sure this does not happen again?
I can buy a new fridge if needed but would rather not. I don't want this thing crapping out on me again.