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My name is Chas, can you tell me what the temps are now? Also do you have the complete model number of the unit we are talking about?
And it is holding constant at this temp or is still dropping?
Can you hear fan motor running inside the freezer compartment when you open the freezer door?
I think because you had the doors open for so long, that the air vent from the freezer to the fridge section has built up an excessive amount of frost, and therefore is blocking airflow to the fridge section, I recommend that you turn off the unit, by unplugging it if possible, and open the doors and wait about 2 hours, then plug the unit in again and see what happens, this is a common problem when the door is left open for an excessive amount of time... Let me know what happens, it may take up to 24 hours to see if the temps go down to normal..
Not really, the venting is located behind the rear panel of the freezer and would take you almost 2 hours to remove everything to get to it, so just unplugging it and leaving the doors open for a few hours would be the easiest method to use...
You need to give it overnight to make sure, first the freezer should get to temp then the fresh food section, keep monitoring the fresh food section. Also did you unplug the unit or just turn it off from the control panel?
Then wait until tomorrow to see what the fresh food temps are, it should be normal by then most likely.
What are the temps today?
Then you may not have got all the frost/ice out of the venting system, SO the temps are still at 55 in the fresh food section?
What is the temps in the freezer section?
Can you feel any air coming out of the vents in the fresh food section?
And you say the fan is running inside the freezer compartment?
Then you still have a blockage of frost and or ice in the venting system, Ho wlong did you have the doors open when you were cleaning up the mess?
Weird, There is not much else, there has to be frost or ice still blocking the venting.
Normally I would say you are correct in that assumption, However it does not take long to build up 2 inches of frost in the venting system which would be the what could still have up there. At the present time I only could recommend defrosting it for another 2 to 3 hours and see what is happening,