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Which way do you turn the temp. knob

To adjust the temp, which way to lower and which way to raise the temp? All my knob has is numbers and I don't know if #1 is lowest temp or highest...if I want to lower the temp (my fridge is too warm to freeze things) which way do I turn the knob?

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Re: which way do you turn the temp. knob

Loper the number on the thermostat dial, warmer the fridge. higher the number, colder the fridge. normal setting is about "3"

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On hotpoint side by side, 9 is coldest!

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