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Freezer is over-freezing

A while ago I started noticing ice building up on bottom of the freezer and since that time have broken it out, and cleaned out the drain tube so it is clear of ice about 4 times. And the problem is that the freezer is way too cold and freezes our ice-cream and everything else rock solid. I've got the freezer setting all the way down to one and it doesn't change the temp. The refrigerator temperature is okay, but has been slightly freezing the lower two crisper drawers. I've had a fridge repair guy out twice already and he pretty much offered me no good advice but he still got my money for showing up. I've cleaned the grills underneath the unit of dirt and junk like the repair guy suggested, but it didn't do anything. Any suggestions?

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  • jralph Aug 28, 2007

    are those parts i could order and change out myself?

  • Anonymous Aug 25, 2008

    Frost build up near vent to bottom crisper drawer from freezer and bottom crisper freezing veggies even when vent door is closed(vegetable position). Freezer/fridge settings are at factory settings. Have noticed also that freezer is colder than usual.

    *Have thoroughly cleaned compressor coils from underneath and behind bottom rear of unit.


  • faith1370 Oct 21, 2008

    My upright deep freezer keeps over freezing the food even though I have the control set to 1.

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The possible cause is the temperature sensor or thermostat is not working, maybe its switch is stuck up on ON position, it looks like a wire attached to the area where ice is building up, it is connected to a switch to turn off the compressor thus controlling the operation of your freezer. replace with new thermostat will solve the prob.

Posted on Aug 23, 2007

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    Defrost sensor, thermostat, temperature sensor or switch are the same. aircons, refrigerators and etc. uses this sensor to control temperature thats all.. [:0)

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Change defrost sensor. Regards Advisor

Posted on Aug 23, 2007

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SOURCE: Water under crisper drawers and then leaking outside underneath.

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