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Veggies in crisper freezing

KitchenAid side by side, 7 years old. Fridge & freezer seem ok but the veggies freeze in the crisper drawers. I've gone through the first 50 pages on this site and saw a couple possible solutions.
One solution is turn up the freezer and turn down the fridge temperatures. Just to clarify, turn the freezer temp so it is colder and turn the fridge so it is warmer OR vice versa?
Also, are there other potential things I should look for? I am looking to buy this fridge used and that is what the current owner told me was the only problem with it. Sorry I didn't get the model #. I assume it is about a 21 cu. ft. model because it is about 32 1/2 inches wide.
Thanks,
Jim

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  • Jim Cochran
    Jim Cochran Feb 07, 2009

    Anyone have any ideas?

  • knight13 Mar 08, 2009

    Veggies freeze in the crisper drawer.

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If you have a side by side model you need to look at the refrigerator compartment wall on the left of the bottom drawer and move the slide control to the warmer/fruit/vegitable setting instead of the meat setting.
I hope this helped. Please rate my help or ask for more help please. supertechks

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Shut the air flow into the crispers if you can. If not, turn the refrigerator temperature warmer by just a few degrees. The air into the fridge from the freezer is channeled into the crispers.

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SOURCE: Vegetables keep freezing in the fridge crispers

You have to heat the coil in the back of the fridge. Take everything out and open up the back, then take a hair dryer and heat the coil. After doing this, adjust the heat settings on the freezer.

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SOURCE: the bottom crisper in my refrige freezes my veggies

To repair this problem I dont think just toggling a lever is going to work. You need to locate what is suppose to sense the temp in the fridge section and how it stops the air flow to the fridge section. Basically most refrigerators cool in the freezer using the freon coils and transfer the cold to the fridge section using the fan in the freezer. Then your thermostat (temp sensor) stops the air flow by either turning off the fan or closing a small door going to the fridge section. This door is called the baffle and if you put your hand up to it and can still feel air coming thru when the temperature is 39 degrees or lower its not doing its job. With a model number I could help better but my guess is if its not freezing everything only the veggies your thermostat is off or the baffle is unable to close all the way and may have ice or debris in it. Either way I hope this helps.

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