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Food freezing in refrigerator

I have a Kenmore elite trio Mod # 795.77573600 and the food freezes in the refrigerator and the t-stat is set on 46, which is a high as it will go. What should I do?

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There has to be a balance between the freezer and the refrigerator because the refrigerator gets its cooling from the freezer, if you set the freezer to cold, the other side freezes,

Posted on Feb 17, 2014

Testimonial: "This Refrigerator has separate electronic controls for the freezer and frig. The freezer is set as warm as it will allow me @ 8 degrees and the frig is set as warm as it will allow me @ 46 degrees."

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Replace cold control

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SOURCE: Kenmore Elite 106-74202402 Freezes food ice solid in the fridge

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Most times this is a bad cold control, but there are other things to check for. Make sure the condenser fan is working and the coils are not covered with dust. A separated heat exchanger ( small capillary tubing soldered to the large suction line ) can separate from one another and make the fridge run too long. - tape tubing back together. A poor working evaporator fan motor could also make the fridge run too long and freeze - replace the fan motor. An inefficient compressor or refrigeration system could make the fridge run too long and freeze - have a service tech check this out. A misaligned control settings, make sure the air damper and cold control have not been bumped and are out of normal settings. Stuck open air diffusers or air dampers are becoming more and more common for allowing too much air to be blown into the fresh food section and freezing things. On all frost free fridge's the freezer temp air is blown into the fresh food section, if you have "easy" to freeze items ( eggs, veggies in water, etc ) in front of or under where the freezer temp air comes out, they could freeze - store them in a different spot. Doors not closing properly making the fridge run too long is something else to check for.

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SOURCE: My Kenmore Elite refrigerator keeps freezing the food!

Replace your thermostat and will work like new again

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