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Everything freezes in the refrigerator

Everything in the fridge froze - even to the point that the housing for the water filter froze and split open in at least 2 places.  Now water is leaking throughout, though I effectively shut off the water by turning off the ice maker.  Even set below 1, the fridge was registering a temp around 34 degrees (meat thermometer left in for 12-16 hours.

Now I'm faced with fixing the water filter housing, replacing the filter, and fixing whatever caused it to freeze over to begin with.  What to do?

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Re: Everything freezes in the refrigerator

Your damper that controls the air to the fridge side is stuck open. It can be caused by moisture getting on it and freezing it so it wont close or by a failure in the electrical circuit that controls it. There was a service bulletin from about 3-4 years ago about defective control assemblys. I have replaced several and as far as I know Frigidaire is still replacing some of them for free if they fall under the model and serial numbers that were affected.
You can tell if it is frozen by turning the controls off and thawing the damper at the upper left rear of the fridge section with a hair dryer.. After you have it thawed out, turn the controls back on and you should hear the damper door motor running. Keep your thermometer in it and check it after a while and see if it shuts off before it freezes.
Post back with the complete model and serial numbers and I will try to locate the service bulletin at my shop computer tomorrow.

Posted on Oct 26, 2007

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