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Thermostate problem We had a storm/small power surge last night. The freezer thermostate is fine, the fridge thermo is climbing, sitting at 68/69 now. We've thrown the breaker and let it sit a couple of minutes--didn't work. We've shut both thermostats off, and let it sit for five; didn't work. I can hear it come back on after we've shut it off, but I can't figure out how to reboot the fridge thermostat to 38 degrees. Help! PS this happened once before, about a year ago; cycling the thermostat UP to off, and then turning it back on, worked almost immediately.

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Re: thermostate problem

Leave off for 24hrs to completly defrost, turn back on allshould work. Regards Advisor

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A power surge? Possibly main control board, guess it's on the back of the fridge /covered flat metal plate/.

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