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The dial on my water c ooler has a +and -which is colder?

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My guess is that moving the setting in the + direction makes it colder. My refrigerator uses numbers; the higher the number, the colder it gets

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My freezer isn't cold enough. Are the higher numbers on the thermostat dial colder or are the low numbers colder? See full question below.


Hi, If I remember correctly, make sure the freezer control is set to on, otherwise neither will cool.
You need to give it 24hr for temp to settle, then check to see if freezer temperature is 0? to 2? F (-17? to -16? C).
Turn control to next highest number if too warm.
Turn control to next lowest number if too cold.
Allow 5 to 8 hours for adjustments to take effect.
Check to see that fresh food section is 38? to 40? F (3? to 4? C).
Turn control to next highest number if too warm.
Turn control to next lowest number if too cold


Hope this helps
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Mar 02, 2018 | Amana Refrigerators

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Heating and hot water only warm. I'turned dials up and altered thermostat but nothing helps and pressure dial keeps going into red HELP


Check your dip tube.

the higher up the dip tube is broken, the colder the water will be.

Knowing the make and model of heater will help.


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Mar 09, 2015 | Water Water Heaters

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What cold setting should my fridge be on?


Put both dials on cold and wait 48 hours then adjust from there.

Aug 27, 2012 | Frigidaire Refrigerators

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Refrigerator less than two months old. Freezer side fine refrigerator side stopped working altogether. All food ruined. Who should I contact. purchased from Home Depot.


This is a very common issue, If the freezer compartment is cold and making ice the
problem is simply airflow from the freezer into the refrigerated section.
Typically when one senses the refrigerator is warm they max out the settings
on both dials the thermostat with its 1-10 settings as well as off for the compressor.
This controls the compressor and temperature.
The additional setting or dial is for colder freezer or refrigerator as well , However
it simply opens or closes a flapper door between the freezer and refrigerator boxes.
When that dial or setting is maxed , it closes and makes the freezer colder, yet leaves the refrigerated section starved for sufficient airflow to maintain a cold box in the refrigerated section.
Just set the dial that does not turn the compressor off to the middle setting.
One can leave the thermostat that does control the compressor in the max setting , just not the colder freezer setting, If you notice colder isnt colder refrigerator, Its actually colder freezer, A common issue found on 25% of all refrigerator calls a simple setting adjustment.
Its easy to think that maxing out the settings makes for a colder refrigerator, it doesnt, it makes a colder freezer and warm rerigeration section.
If a freezer is making ice, theres nothing wrong with the unit other than airflow setting.

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Dec 24, 2010 | Maytag Refrigerators

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My GE TFX30PP is constantly running and doesn't turn off. The freezer is very cold but the frig side isn't cold enough. A repair guy put in a new "cold contol" sensor but it didn't help.


This is a very common issue, If the freezer compartment is cold and making ice the
problem is simply airflow from the freezer into the refrigerated section.
Typically when one senses the refrigerator is warm they max out the settings
on both dials the thermostat with its 1-10 settings as well as off for the compressor.
This controls the compressor and temperature.
The additional setting or dial is for colder freezer or refrigerator as well , However
it simply opens or closes a flapper door between the freezer and refrigerator boxes.
When that dial or setting is maxed , it closes and makes the freezer colder, yet leaves the refrigerated section starved for sufficient airflow to maintain a cold box in the refrigerated section.
Just set the dial that does not turn the compressor off to the middle setting.
One can leave the thermostat that does control the compressor in the max setting , just not the colder freezer setting, If you notice colder isnt colder refrigerator, Its actually colder freezer, A common issue found on 25% of all refrigerator calls a simple setting adjustment.
Its easy to think that maxing out the settings makes for a colder refrigerator, it doesnt, it makes a colder freezer and warm rerigeration section.
If a freezer is making ice, theres nothing wrong with the unit other than airflow setting.
I would also clesan the condenser coils off.

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Dec 24, 2010 | GE Profile Performance 29.8 cu. ft....

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Maytag Performa fridge has stopped making ice -- I changed the water filter to make sure that wasn't the problem. The water in the door works fine and there is plenty of pressure in the water line but the...


First, I'm not a Maytag tech.
Check your warranty. You should call Maytag/Sears for service.
*** The following is for information only.**
* I've had this problem a lot with my old fridge. Water line works but no ice.
* Check if the "Ice Full" leaver is in the down (no ice) position. Some ice makers will lock the leaver (a stiff wire) in the full position to manually shut off ice maker. Make sure it swings up and down when ice tray is empty.
* Sometimes when the tray is left full of ice for a week or more then the tube feeding water will freeze up. Defrosting the freezer on a regular basis will help. A quick fix is to pour warm water in the ice maker section (where the ice is formed). This will help melt the clogged pipe and also make some ice while your waiting. You may have to do this several times. But at least you have ice.
* This (freezing up) may also be caused by the freezer set too cold. The temperature dial should be in the middle. But turning it colder and colder over time will cause ice to build up and prevent foods from freezing properly (thus turning the dial down colder.) Once your maxed out on the dial. You will find the freezer gets warm and things get covered in frost crystals.
* Transfer food to another refrigerator and perform a complete defrost by leaving it unplugged and the door open (freezer section).
* Frequently check and dump water at bottom of fridge. Clean the dust on coils while down there.
* A fan blowing into the freezer section helps. (Do NOT use a heated fan as it will warp the plastic and overpressure the refrigerate.)
* Once defrosted (+4 hours). Power up the freezer and set the temperature dial to mid point and the freezer diverter to middle or normal setting. Don't put the food back in yet. Wait till the freezer gets down to normal freeze temp (about 0 to 10F)
* Move freezer back in place (if you moved it to access plug) then slowly put back the food. Try not to cram stuff in. Leave space for air to flow freely around items.
* Final, Call for service anyway and have them perform yearly service. Check your warranty.
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Feb 20, 2018 | Maytag MTB1504A Top Freezer Refrigerator

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Optima overheating


Hi,
I'm not familiar with your model. Old school here... The water is pumped from the engine block at the water pump, into the bottom hose of the radiator. The top radiator hose is the water supply to the engine, with the thermostat housing at the end of that hose, mounted to the engine. Check and see if your hoses are routed correctly and if you have coolant in your radiator.
Hope this helps. Good luck!

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