Any vegetables or food in the two bottom crispers, or in the cold cut drawer, will freeze. Also have had soda freeze on the lower shelf. Refrigerator is about 12 years old. This has been happening for a while. Have seen answers about thermostat and other answer about the vent in the back left that draws air to freezer...went on to say that there is no fix. Help please.
I've had the same issue with an Amana BX21TL. In my case, the problem was that the various air flow adjustments were all directing the cold air to the bottom of the fridge, underneath the vegetable crispers.
What I've done to fix this was: 1- Made sure there was a tight seal between the vent opening at the back of the fridge (at about mid-height) and the rubber/plastic duct that directs air to the meat/cheese drawer. 2- Made sure that the adjustable opening at the back of the meat/cheese drawer was fully open. 3- Made sure that the adjustable opening at the back of both vegetable crispers were fully open.
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There can be many reasons why your refrigerator is freezingyour food. To see what could be happening and to figure out how to possibly fixyour problem. Take a look at this tip which contains many of the causes andsolutions to fix the problems.
This is an issue with the convection system in the refrigerator, while the cold air trapped withing the crisper drawer remains and the temperature of the moisture in the area drops below the freezing point, the water content acts as a cover and thereafter enables the vegetables to freeze. A slight rearrangement of the utensils within the refrigerator solved the problem
There can be many reasons why your
refrigerator is freezing your food. To see what could be happening
and to figure out how to possibly fix your problem. Take a look at
this tip which contains many of the causes and solutions to fix the
Make sure nothing fell below your crisper, deli drawer section. There are some air return vents below them and if they get partially obstructed would allow cold air to pool in the bottom of the fridge. Make sure your freezer control did not get turned up too high. Also you may want to check with the manufacturer as they did have some issues with some of the bottom mount models exhibiting this problem and they developed a repair kit for them.
Remove the bottom drawer.
In the back you will see a small dime sized hole.
The hole allows cold air to circulate around the crisper.
Plug the hole with tape or anything that will fit the hole.
Set temps back to say 36 in the ref. and 0 for the freezer.
Good day, One user claims that the return air vents or vent located at the bottom rear of the fresh food compartment, have collected enough junk to block the cold air from returning to the freezer compartment. You can clean them out but I cannot verify that solution.
The crispers are located in the coldest part of the fresh food compartment. This problem can occur when the machine gets light usage especially in colder weather, when the machine running time drops and the air in the fresh food stratifies, causing to cold air to pool in the bottom.
Normal may no longer be normal. Controls by their design will tend to run colder as they age. You might try tweaking the control warmer. Patience and time are the most important tool you have to work with in dealing with this issue.
You have a defective thermistor and damper control in the fresh food or a bad control board.
Check the thermistor first.
Also, adjust the return air damper at the bottom left side of the fresh food sction to warmer.
to the left of the bottom drawer is a veg/meat slide switch.make sure it is all the way on veg.if it is on meat,it opens a small doorway to the freezer and lets the cold air in and will freeze the food in the bottom drawer.in some cases,you will need to remove the drawer and shelf and then take apart the doorway.ball up some putty and jam it it the hole to completely seal it off