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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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  • Anonymous Jun 20, 2008

    fridge not working freezer under bottom drawer get full of ice

  • zie79 Sep 27, 2008

    i do have same problem about my fridge...all vegetable at bottom became frozen and egg was broken eventhough i've put lowest setting on my freezer. For your information i use LG Expresscool fridge.

  • andretripicc Nov 22, 2008

    my fridge is too cold...everything get frozen

  • dhinkel97 Apr 07, 2009

    I have an Amana frigerator that is set on the lowest setting and still manages to freeze food in the fridg part. This is an old school style refrigerator with the freezer up top. It is not a side by side, but a freezer up top and the frige part down below. Anyone know what to check out or do to warm it up bit? I'm pretty handy and don't mind trouble shooting. Thanks.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    temperature control in the fridge won't work. freezer works fine

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    feeezer is 0* frige is 24*

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    as above

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    Just replaced damper control 22 days ago. Now again not cooling. Found crack in freezer side. Would that have anything to do with it?



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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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