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Freezer temp does not get low enough

I believe that the freezer temp is regulated by the fridge in this model. When fridge is at the correct temp then the freezer only gets to about -5. And turning the fridge dial lower makes things better but the fridge freezes too. We had some problem (can't remember what it was) several years ago in its second year and the guy who came out switched over some big unit at the base (compressor?) for an older type saying that this worked better. It did stop the original problem but it has never got down to a decent temp.

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SOURCE: my fridge in my fridge freezer keeps freezing everything in it.

If the fridge side is frozen you have a door seal issue.
If the freezer side is frozen you have a defrost component issue.
Your post was not clear as to which side is frozen.

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

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Sir, To solve this problem, you must open the compressor area at the back bottom of the refrigerator and chek the temperature of the pressure line. If the temperature is between 55celcius to 60 than its ok. Or else you need to change the refrigerant. I suggest you to contact the service authority.

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Posted on Sep 13, 2009

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SOURCE: fridge freezer HNMF2805-80. fridge is freezing

isnt that the highest you could put it. how about taking it down to 1 or 2. it should say on the nob.

Posted on Jan 28, 2010

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SOURCE: my fridge is over cooling - now freezing food

i just want to say that i have the same fridge freezer and that is whats happening to mine. even the drinks are freezing aswell as tomatoes and any other thing that is put in there. after reading your problem im thinking maybe this is a manufacturing fault. i am about to buy an extended warrenty for mine then i can get the poeple to fix it as mine is also 3yrs old. hope that helps.

Posted on Feb 24, 2010

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