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Temperature Control The temperature control on the top will not work. The refrigerator is not cold. The freezer control is working, yet unable to turn it down. Ice is forming (not the ice maker) in the freezer. There are no lights showing on the temp control in the refrigerator. I pressed the "adjust" button still nothing. Thanks for your time.

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Re: Temperature Control

I called the service number in my manual twice. Both times I waited and waited and then was told that I was not in their service area. I have a 5 year warranty and went to the store where I bought my LG refrigerator and they helped me get a service person. I was advised to turn the temp control to 7 which is maximum. However, recently, I have again begun having a temperture problem and I will be calling service again.

Posted on Mar 06, 2008

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Call the number in your service manual. they'll ask you to sent the receipr, the silver sticker on the back of the fridge, and a piece of the outlet cord so they know it's not in use. they'll ship you a new fridge. WOW!

Posted on May 17, 2007

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How do I keep my refrig/freezer from defrosting in the winter when store in the garage.

There is only one source of cold in many refrigerators. If yours is a top freezer, then most likely it is in the freezer.
But the thermostat that you set temperature with is in the refrigerator, not the freezer.
In the cold garages, what can happen is that the refrigerator stays cold enough that it does not call for cold. So the freezer does not get enough cold.
The freezer control works by diverting cold air into the freezer WHEN THE RERIGERATOR HAS TURNED ON THE COOLING. If it is not turned on, oh well.
The best you can do for this is to put both on max cold. Then the refrigerator will call for more cold at a lower temperature, and the freezer will get it more often and will divert more when it is cooling.
This can result in the refrigerator freezing things too. You can try raising the refrigerator setting JUST A LITTLE and see if both work, but keep freezer on max cool.
This works for my situation, but ambient temperature fluctuations in the garage make this dicey. We don't put things like lettuce in the refrigerator in the garage in the winter because freezing damages them.
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I have a 2yr. old Maytag Frig.,freezer on top.I cannot get a stable freezing temp. I can set, with the setting control, readings of 4 or 7 with no effect on the actual temp. I bought a freezer thermometer...


If the refrigerator is not cold enough then please check the following and also click on the blue coloured links for more info.

How To Check the Temperature1x1.gif In most refrigerator freezers, the refrigerator gets its cold from the freezer. The evaporator fan circulates air over the coils in the freezer and cold air circulates into the refrigerator through vents. If the vents are blocked or closed, then the fridge will not get cold enough but the freezer will. If neither is cold enough, then the number of possibilities increases.
Lowering the freezer temperature will increase the cooling cycle activity. Setting the refrigerator temperature may have little affect on the cooling cycles because it simply changes the vent opening size. Decreasing the fridge temperature opens the vents more and increases air circulation from the freezer.
The temperature can be adjusted using the controls found inside the refrigerator or freezer. The ideal freezer temperature is about 0 to 5 degrees (F) and about 38 degrees (F) for the fridge.
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Good Afternoon Friend, this is Z. Thank you for your post!

Often when the temperature in the freezer compartment is cold but not cooling in the refrigerator section, it is because the temperature control is set too cold/high or the damper door is not closing. Turn the control to a warmer setting and allow several hours for the temperature to stabilize. Please allow the temperature of your refrigerator to stabilize within 24 hours. If it does not, then more than likely the control is not telling the damper when to close and/or your refrigerator might possibly have a faulty thermistor or temperature control. I would personally contact a professional to accurately diagnose your appliance to determine the root cause to reduce the risk of unnecessary parts.

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Hello R, thank you for your question! Generally speaking it is recommended that the temperature knob is set in the middle for both the refrigerator and freezer compartment for top mount refrigerators. The temperature can be adjusted by moving the knob in small increments, allowing the temperature to stabilize. If you desire a colder temperature, then turn the knob towards COLDER, or for warmer temperature, turn the knob towards COLD. Turning the refrigerator control will change temperatures in both compartments. For example, if the refrigerator control is turned to a colder setting, the freezer control may have to be adjusted to a warmer setting. Turning the freezer control will only change the freezer temperature. Hope this proves to be helpful!

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