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Fridge too cold

Originally my fridge would not take in cold air, the freezer worked fine but the fridge was not cooling. I called a repairman to look at the fridge and he found that the fan was burnt out. He replaced the fan and this started the fridge getting cooler again, but after 24 hours fridge started freezing from the bottom up.

I've put both the freezer and fridger temperature setting to 1 and 1, but this doesn't seem to stop the cold air in the fridge.

When I open my fridge I can feel the cold air coming up from the freezer - is some sort of control that isn't working that controls the amount of cold air the fridge takes in from the freezer? Could the thermostat be broken?

Is there a way for me to test to see what the problem is without calling in a reapirman again?


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Re: Fridge too cold

There is a damper motor that is behind the vent where you feel the cold air coming out in the fridge section.  That damper should open and close after making temp. adjustments.  See if you can look in the vent and see if it is wide open.  Set your freezer on the coldest setting and check this vent again an hour or so later.  If it is still wide open then that damper motor is bad.  Let me know if you find something different or have any questions.

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