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Frigidaire plru1778es0 temperature does not go below 48 deg even when thermostat dial is set to max position 7 food is spoiling quickly

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  • marbleus Apr 14, 2009

    I have the same problem. Temp has been set at max coldness for over a week and food is at 50 degrees. It is not overstuffed with food and refridg inlet is clear.

  • Anonymous May 18, 2009

    I have the same problem. The compressor never seems to come on, even when the door has been open for a few minutes.

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fridgetech
  • 473 Answers

SOURCE: food stays frozen regardless of temperature setting

It is possible it has a bad thermostat but most likely cause would be a bad damper motor.  It is the vent inside the fridge that opens and closes, based on temp. setting, to allow cold air from the freezer into the fridge section.

Posted on Oct 14, 2007

DOREEN1
  • 51 Answers

SOURCE: cooler wont cool below 48 degrees.

Keep a thermometer handy. (adjust temperature control knob accordingly)
Periodically monitor temperatures inside your cooler. (adjust as necessary)
Keep the refrigerator door closed as much as possible to avoid temperature fluctuations

The temperature of the refrigerator compartment is
controlled by adjusting/setting the thermostat control
knob, located on the ceiling of the refrigerator
cabinet.
To start the refrigerator, and achieve maximum
cooling quickly;
• Turn the temperature control knob (using a coin
or screwdriver) clockwise to the furthest
(maximum) setting on the darker blue section of
the graduated control dial.
• Allow the refrigerator to run at this setting for 3~4
hours.
• When maximum cooling is achieved, turn back
the temperature control knob setting to the 2:00
o'clock position on the graduated blue control
dial.
• Correct cooling temperature is a key factor to
consider in storing and dispensing draught beer.
• Optimum temperature for serving draught beer is
between 34ºF ~ 38ºF.(1ºC ~ 3ºC)
• To maintain temperatures ranging between
34ºF ~ 38ºF.(1ºC ~ 3ºC) We recommend the
thermostat knob be positioned at the "2:00
o'clock" setting on the graduated blue control dial.
• To turn off the refrigerator, (no cooling) rotate the
control knob to the "0" position.

Posted on Jan 31, 2008

  • 172 Answers

SOURCE: My Sanyo SR-4400's temperature stays

If the refrigerator is only 5 weeks old please do not attempt any repairs. Sanyo can send a service tech to your house to fix the problem. If you attempt a repair it will void your warranty and then you will have to get the wallet out. So call Sanyo first. Another thing to keep in mind, if the refrigerator is frosting up turning the control to a colder setting will only cause the problem to get worse at a faster rate. So set it back to a normal setting and get sanyo there fast. Good luck. I really hope this is helpful to you. mca0824

Posted on May 02, 2008

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: Refrigerator will not stay cold

Bought a second hand fridge that was running well. We layed the fridge on it's side for moving and let it stand upright for at least 4 hours. The moving was only 45 minutes. The freezer is semi-cold but the main body of the fridge stays at aprox. 68 degrees. Any solutions.

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

22yooper
  • 828 Answers

SOURCE: the freezer stops working when the room temp drops below 60

Refrigerator operation is controlled by the internal temperature . When there is very little ambient heat available to leak in to cause it to cycle more frequently and there is no door traffic to be a heat source the freezer temperature will increase. Keep the room heated to a higher temperature or remove frozen products is the answer. A small chest type freezer will keep food frozen while you are away and have the heat turned down.

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

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Periodically monitor temperatures inside your cooler. (adjust as necessary)
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The temperature of the refrigerator compartment is
controlled by adjusting/setting the thermostat control
knob, located on the ceiling of the refrigerator
cabinet.
To start the refrigerator, and achieve maximum
cooling quickly;
• Turn the temperature control knob (using a coin
or screwdriver) clockwise to the furthest
(maximum) setting on the darker blue section of
the graduated control dial.
• Allow the refrigerator to run at this setting for 3~4
hours.
• When maximum cooling is achieved, turn back
the temperature control knob setting to the 2:00
o'clock position on the graduated blue control
dial.
• Correct cooling temperature is a key factor to
consider in storing and dispensing draught beer.
• Optimum temperature for serving draught beer is
between 34ºF ~ 38ºF.(1ºC ~ 3ºC)
• To maintain temperatures ranging between
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