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sounds more like damage to the brakes. Check the rotors aren't ever-so-slightly bent. This will cause rubbing on the caliper and brake, cause it to heat, then the fluid expands and locks on. Get the front wheel up while it's all cold, and spin it looking carefully at each rotor. If they're bent, not many places will bend them back into shape, so you could be lookin for another one to replace it.

And yes, air will cause it to be mushy, if there was air in there.
 

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if it was an older bike, I'd say replace both rotors.
But since it's hardly worn, you'd be fine replacing that one rotor imo, with a new or 'as new' used one, but check you aren't buying another warped one first!

And yeah, some new pads for the new rotor, so might as well do both calipers. This is cos the pads score in line with the rotor, like finger print stuff. The new rotor that's replacing the damaged one will have a different face. The pads wear to the face. And by replacing both sides, that just means they'll wear at the same rate, instead of just one side being worn
 
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