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Ice, drips and soggy peas!

I have an LG GC 151SA compact fridge, and it builds up a large amount of excess ice from the freezer section (which is in the fridge part, at the top), so that it bulges out into the fridge and drips alot onto the food below. And after putting some frozen peas in there, they were soft when I next checked. There's a temerature control (0-7) next to the freezer section, which I have set to 4. As I don't have the manual, I'm not even sure if that control is for the freezer or an overall control for the fridge. If anyone could enlighten me on the best way to manage this compact refrigerator I'd be grateful. D

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  • David Madden Apr 27, 2007

    Wow! What a comprehensive answer! Thanks alot.
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Never buy a fridge with an ice box! the freezer compartment is not cold enough for long term storage and all of them build up ice. however, check door seals carefully as you may have an air leak past them. "4" is a reasonable setting and the stat controls both sections. also check that the compressor stops and starts regularly. if it is constantly running, you could have a compressor fault

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