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Admiral Model AT17M6W - Temp Control Knob Stuck - Now I Broke It?

Temp control knob for the freezer temp setting (1-9 dial located in refridgerator compartment) seemed like it was stuck. It was set on a lower setting, but things were not freezing like I wanted in the freezer, so I wanted to turn the dial a few numbers higher. It wouldn't turn, so I tried using more strength to turn it, and it made a click sound and started moving freely (more free than normal, but not just "spinning"...and not longer stops when you get to "9", or go back to "1", etc...just keeps going.....now I don't know what setting the freezer is really on. Has this ever happened to anyone, and if so, can I fix it somehow? Or am I going to have to order a part?

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You will have to take the inside panel off the door to get to the back of the switch..Inspect it closely for sharp edges as all should be smooth on the swtiching mechignism.. if its broken remove the out part of the switch and see if you can turn the temp switch inter control shaft either way...if it keeps spinning then you'll have to replace the entire swtich(ording parts) if it doesnt spinn freely then plut the inner pannel back on but with the swtich house off so the dial rod sticks out...Kind of **** but it would work!!! hope this was helpfull:)

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My fridge keeps freezing how do i change the temp settings


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You didn't mentioned brand and model of your fridge, so I will give you a general answer.

Usually the controls are in the fridge compartment, either on the right or back upper wall. Usually is one control for the freezer and another for the fridge. The normal settings should be about 1/3 of the dial's range, ie. If dial have 9 numbers, the setting should be between 3 and 4, depending on use and outside temp.

Wait 24 hrs. between adjustments to allow the system to stabilize.

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