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White Westinghouse freezer MFU14M2FW0 Dial settings from 1 to 7 .. What is the standard setting?

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Set the control on 4 / Larry

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

  • Red Moon Nov 03, 2010

    Thanks I wondered the same, so is the higher number colder?

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