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I have a Roper refigerator. I cannot find the controls for the top freezer compartment. Can you identify the location for me. it is a RT188KXSQ00

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Your controls are inside the refrigerator section.the one on the left is for temperature and the right one is for freezer air control. both should be set at the mid point to get average temps in both sections. if you dont have proper temps, then check to see if your coils under the unit are clean and lint free.
if you clean the coils and still dont have good cooling, then you may have a seperated heat exchanger.
it happens alot on this model and it will cause the unit to be almost cold enough but ice cream and fruit type drinks wont freeze solid.
the heat exchanger is expensive to repair, 400-500 bucks and it might be time to look for a new unit.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009


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