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Temperature in refrigerator drops with settings above freezing

The temperatures in both sides of this unit continue to get cooler.

There are two temperature controls for this unit which in on the facing inside the refrigerator side of this two door model. I can not set the temperature on the refrigerator side, with out it continuing to drop below the set mark of 37 C. Currently I am having to turn the unit off to perevent freezing of vegetable in the refrigerator, but this also prevents the ice maker from working properly.

How do I get the temperature to set in the refrigerator side?

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  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2008

    everthing freezes even when its set at 44

  • bellaluna7 Dec 28, 2008

    I have the same exact problem. Just to clarify, this is the side-by-side model. It is so frustrating. It has to be turned off for a few hours every day or my vegetables get freeze burn - ugh. This is a very expensive fridge. I will be calling a repair person for their opinion this week. I just thought I would see if there was a simple fix.

  • songbite Dec 31, 2008

    GE Profile Arctica. Two problems: 1). The water never worked (bought it used). I can see the water is getting to the unit. I see water in the hose within the unit. 2). The temp on the frig is 28 degrees....even if I set it on 44. Help!

  • jwillmon Jan 08, 2009

    My Ice maker never works, it doesn't even produce water in the ice tray.  However I do get water out of the water spout.  Temperature fluxuates and will sometimes freeze the water spout so no water comes out, and sometimes freezes my vegetables too.

  • grossd Feb 28, 2009

    Refrigerator side freezes no matter what I set the thermostat.  The thermostat seems to have a mind of its own.
    I don't have a user manual--is there anything in there about this problem?
    Or how to set the thermostat setting that might not be obvious?


    Thanx for any help

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