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Vegtables freezing in refrigerator drawer

Tried to turn up temp. Sometimes freezes food at the back of the refrigerator

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This could be due to frozen air passages...defrost the unit, food packed too close to the passages, possibly low on gas.  First, clean out your condenser radiator at the bottom of the unit...rear.  It is probably blocked.

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