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Freezer at 10 deg, fridge at 50

I'm scratching my head on this one. The freezer seems to be plenty cold -- between 5 and 10 degrees, but the fridge won't get below 50. It has worked before, from the day we bought it (new) over a year ago until last month. I have defrosted for 72 hours, removed the panel at the back of the freezer to see that the fan moves freely, the coils look great, and the three vents between the fridge and the freezer area aren't clogged. I've also checked the seals around the fridge door, and it's as good as new. There are three vents between the freezer and fridge -- two passive vents on the sides, and one central vent that's ducted to a fan at the top of the freezer compartment. The left (passive) and center (ducted) have styrofoam inserts, the right (passive) vent does not have any insert. What the heck else can I check? Thanks!

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Re: Freezer at 10 deg, fridge at 50

Haier refrigerators have been known to have the cold control go bad. it only sense's the temp in the fresh food section so that would be why the freezer is still ok. The problem is the control is cutting out to fast and not letting the temp go lower. from what you said i would take that there is good air flow between the freezer and the fresh food compartment. so the only thing it could be is the cold control. I would replace it and you should be all set.

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