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My LG B197WV has a problem with temp controls is min the lowest temp and max the highest temp or is max the max coldness? everything keeps freezing in the fridge and its set on 3 Help please

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    Yes Thanks I hope this works

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1 is the lowest setting. And if you want to make it really cold in your LG then turn it to the highest number. Might back off the fridge setting to 2. Do you have two t-stat's one for freezer and one for fresh food compartment?

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