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GE Side by side freezing up on fridge side HELP!!!!

I have a GE side by side. ALl my food in the fridge side is frozen. Freezer control is set between B and C (C is initial setting) fridge was set on 7 (inital is 5) Previously set on 5 but had condensation build up so i turned it up to 7, woke up this AM and all was frozen. HELP!!!

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  • marandangi Oct 10, 2008

    Hi Thanks so the suggestion, how do you replace the thermostat? Is is something I can do or should this be handled by a professional?

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Hi thanks for the question. i would look at the thermostat. that's the part that regulates the temperature. replace it if you need more help

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  • john gagnon
    john gagnon Oct 11, 2008

    HI well if you are handy i would say yes. if not then. NO

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