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Refrigerator is FREEZING

Hey guys, any help here is appreciated.

My Kenmore Trio refrigerator is freezing my food. I have the thermostat set at 40 yet it seems as if the compressor will not turn off.

I unplugged it last night for three hours and plugged back in this morning. Again, compressor on until I left for work.

Called Sears. They informed me that my warranty is expired ( unit is 15 months old) and that they could not service for 10 days.

Thank you!

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  • pcoen Jan 14, 2009

    Thanks Tridewebsr,



    Is the part a 'thermister' or did you mean thermostat?



    Also is this difficult to acquire and replace?

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Sounds like a bad thermister

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  • tom weber Jan 14, 2009

    I believe this model ref has a thermister, which is an electronic thermostat

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