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The refrigerator temperature keeps dropping

I cannot set the refrigerator temperature to 37 degrees as recommended. It keeps dropping and freezes the food on the refrigerator side. The freezer seems to be ok. I turned off and on to no effect.

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  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2009

    i think i have the same problem . but how dose that work. is it suppose to be closed and then it opens for a while and lets cold air in to the fridge. or is it suppose to be open at all times. because i left mine open to see if that would cool the fridge but it has not . i even took the bottom shelv out to get some cold air in . and it worked a little better. but is there a fan in the frige or are those two places the only parts were the fridge gets its cooling .

    thanks Rick

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I had the same problem with my GE GSS25LGMB and after some googling I learned that the damper door might be broken. Indeed after I took off the damper assembly the door appeared to be broken at the hinge. This door has its own thermostat and controls the influx of cold air into the fridge which explains the frozen food. I am trying to glue the broken piece back on. See if it works. Othwersie you'll have to replace the entire damper assembly which costs about $91. (http://www.pcappliancerepair.com/cgi-bin/detail.cgi?item=WR49X10091&brand=GEH)

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