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Maytag fridge getting too cold

Sea breeze-thank you for your quick response.
re the maytag fridge getting too cold.the fridge is a GC2225PEKW
is this the defrost thermostat that is faulty? also - is it a job i can do myself- ie accesable? i am reasonably competent at doing work on electronic items.

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What happens when set on the warmest setting? still too cold then I'd think it was the thermostat. Good luck

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