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Model #ess25lgpaww ref section too cold turbo light will not go off ,fan goes off and on normal but lite stays on it dont freeze everything but it freeze in fresh food items fruit juice and lettuce

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That sounds like a thermostat problem, but I wonder why the Turbo light won't go off.

Here is the Service Manual for your appliance

This is your Instruction manual and it says if you press the Turbo Mode button, it will run in Turbo Mode for 8 Hours and then you have to press it again after 8 hours to get out of Turbo. Have you tried pulling the plug to get out of Turbo Mode. It chills the compartment to 1'C, so that would certainly ruin a lettuce!

Details are on Page 5.

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Usually a cold weather issue.
If the machine is getting light service, then that can add somewhat to the problem.
The issue here is how much the machine runs per day,or more important, how much time it's off.
When it runs less because of cool dry conditions, the freezer will run less.

As far a food freezing only on the bottom of the fresh food section,
The longer off times contribute to that. Cold air, on the off cycle drift from the freezer compartment thru the returns into the bottom of the fridge2_bing.gif section, which can cause that problem.

This is all based on the design of the machine, which has one compressor and one fan circulating motor.

Hate to sound corny, but, if you find a house with 7 kids and a stay at home Mom, who cooks all the meals, the door openings are high enough that this problem can't occur.

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Is the evaporator fan in the freezer running. It blows cold air into the fridge side through a damper in the wall between the freezer and fridge. Make sure the damper is open.

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2. Fan in the freezer is not working.
This is pretty easy to check, open the freezer and listen for the fan running.

3. The cooling coils in the freezer are clogged with ice which won't allow the fan to circulate the cold air over to the Ref side.

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