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Slide lever for temp control

I cant alter the temp control slide it wont move on the fridge side only, freezer is ok

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Hello, you may want to repost your question over in the Refrige area. Those freon sniffers over there would be better to give you good information. Your Performa PAV2200 is a washer model. Give them a new shout.

Posted on Feb 09, 2008

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