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If your refrigerator has 2 controls, the start setting is usually at mid point on both dials. That should give you a freezer temp close to 0 and a fresh food temp of 38 to 42 degrees. If only one control---same middle setting should produce about the same inside temps. Fresh food temp is best measures if you can put thermometer in a glass of water to stabilize the temp.

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Your question is: freezer is icing up and fridge temperature has risen to 10 from 5. Also alot of condensation in the fridge and the fan doesnt seem to be working in fridge. Correct temperature on freezer -18 but ice. new frost free fridge freezer bought 1.5 weeks ago

This is no problem for you. You are under warranty and as long as you have not tryed to repair it yourself you are completely covered. Look for the manufacturer's warranty phone number on the paper work that came with it or call the sales man, he will be happy to track that down for you because he wants repeat business.
If you bought it used the only answer is to return it. You could get a local pro to repair it at yuor own expense but I wouldn't recomend that for a frige only 1.5 weeks old!

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