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My Hotpoint Refirgerator has a freezer temp of 15 degrees F and the box has a temp of 38 degrees F. Both setting are set on high. It has always been this way. What can I do to make both freezer and the box colder.

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    John Tripp May 11, 2010

    Look on your refrigerator and get me the model number as listed in place in the photo below. I'm not sure which refrigerator you have so if I guess I may be wrong. Does your refrigerator have two settings that are recommended to start at position 5 for freezer and 5 for fresh food. It also could have a damper stuck open so I will need that number to direct you in the right direction. Your freezer should be around -5 degrees F and fresh food 38 to 42 is OK providing there is no freezing in lower areas like the vegetable drawers. Let me know and I will help you solve this,Thanks, Sea Breeze appliancepartsse@yahoo.com





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Make sure the coils are real clean and not clogged with dust and stuff. Also make sure the space between the wall and the frig is at least 3" so as to make sure the back of the coils has plenty of ventalation. This will provide maximum efficiency at high settings.

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