Chances are your control dial is bad, your thermostat has gone bad or your compressor has freezen over. As bad as it may seem to trouble shoot this, unplug your frig., to "defrost" then plug back in. If this does not solve the problem, you may need to replace the thermostat or control dial.
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Yes the thermister is the electronic thermostat...on models such as yours that has a computer control a thermister is used..on models that the knob is turned to set the temp. and has no digital dispay a thermostat is used
The part number for the thermister is 2188819 It fits by air damper in the fresh food compartment in the upper left corner of the fresh food compartment
There can be many reasons why your
refrigerator is freezing your food. To see what could be happening
and to figure out how to possibly fix your problem. Take a look at
this tip which contains many of the causes and solutions to fix the
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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.
Make sure this fan is running. You may have to hold the door switch in for it
to run. There is a flap you adjust with
the fridge temp. control. Make sure it's opening and closing when you adjust
the fridge temp. The problem could be the electronic control if
you have one or the mechanical linkages.
This problem appears in spades this time of year, every year.
The problem becomes more severe when the temperatures in the house cools down and is made even worse if the usage of the machine becomes lighter.
It occurs when the machine is off, not on.
There is an open vent, near the bottom, between the freezer compartment and the fresh food compartment. This opening or vent is necessary when the machine is running, so that the air pumped into the top of the fresh food section, can return to the freezer compartment. This is by design.
When the machine is off, the zero degree air from the freezer compartment. can drift into the fresh food compartmnet and drop the temps near the bottom to below freezing.
Off time increases substantialy at this time of year.
Some have even recommended turning the controls colder to offset the problem, but I've no proof it works well, or even a little.
SXS and top freezer models experience it more than bottom freezer models.
First check the condensor fan and condensor for dust and make sure they are clean. If these areas are not clear the system will not operate correctly. You should be able to place your hand down low on the front of the frig and feel warm air coming out of the grate there. The presence of a flow of air meens that the condensor fan is working. Depending on how forceful the air flow is, would depend on how much dirt and dust the condensor has collected. The temp controls should be set to midway first. There is a dilicate balance for these settings. Over adjusting can cause problems. Then after several hours check the frig. If not cold enough. Adjust only the fresh food adjustment colder a little bit at a time. Repeating this untill your fresh food side is cold enough. If you over adjust the fresh food side too much then food in the fresh food side will begian to freez. If you set the freezer side too high you may be causing too much frost build up on the evaporator and lowering the air flow to the fresh food side and causing it to be warmer than it should be. This would be a check to see if you can balance the frig temp. If you can`t get it to balance and there are no restriction of air flow in either the evaporator or condensor, then we may have to look farther into problems with the compressor. You may need to check for some ice buildup around the air inlet in the fresh food side from the freezer side. Try this and let me know how it is.