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Temperature set to 33 but only gets to 40

Won't let me enter the real model number, 25344383405

The refrigerator is set to 33 but using another thermometer it is only 40-42 inside the refrigerator. Freezer varies from 2 to 8 (set to 0). Technician said compressor was not switching to high speed. Turned it off and it then came on at high speed. He said if that didn't fix it the control board would need to be replaced but said to wait and see. Since it won't achieve the temperature, I think it's the thermostat. Since it is digital I guess I have to replace the whole board. I was wondering where this board was so I could replace it myself. Or is this job too complicated. Also, will this fix the problem?

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You have a Sears ref. You didn't state that the service you used was Sears. Why I ask is because if you have a problem with the electronics -- the cost of guessing with these parts is expensive and there is generally no return on those parts. My suggestion is to call Sears and ask for the "Service smart agreemment" it is a pre-pay costing in the in the 200+ dollar area but will give you a repair value of 500 per call for a year. Plus you know it will be fixed and working. startingwith the second trip, if needed, there is a food loss payment with the policy.

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