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No temp gauge, 2 dials one w letters & descriptions; one with numbers?

My fridge has bizarre temp controls. It has a vertical dial with letters and a round dial with numbers. Its an old GE "No Frost" freezer on top style. The problem is trying to figure out the 2 dials to make it colder.

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Can you provide me with a model # of your appliance? Depending on the model, the controls are different. email it to me at jordanaschmidt@aim.com and I'll follow up with you with fix. thks

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