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My fridge freezes everything

It lives in the out house, should i set the number on the dial at? to get the right temperature

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If the temperature outside the refrigerator drops below the temperature inside such as in a non heated garage the things in the refrigerator will freeze. Short of moving the refrigerator to a temp controlled place there is not much you can do about it.

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