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Cooling probleums my ts-49 was freezinging everything.,turned thermostat to lower pos. now it gets to warm 60 degrees. i just opened the door and in the external temp gauge it showed 188E ?? what is that ??should i un plug it -wait awhile then plug it back in? 100s of $$ worth of food inside..

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The thermostat should only control within a specific range of temperatures. I believe your thermostat needs to be replaced.

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When you say it not cooling on either side, do you mean both the freezer and fridge is not cooling? If yes, read further.

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The fridge gets its cold air from the freezer through a vent(damper) between the freezer and fridge.The fan in the freezer blows air through it. There is a flap you adjust with the fridge temp. control. Make sure it's opening and closing when you adjust the fridge temp .
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