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Small refrigerator freezes everything

My Dynasty R450-C compact refrigerator has turned into a freezer. When I turn it on a low level (or any level) it will go down to 20 degrees, and freezes everything in the refrigerator. It has a small freezer built in. Can I replace the thermostat, and if so, where would I look for the part?

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Adjust its thermostat. or if its broken try getting it fixed. if not then you just have to buy a new one :D

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How to adjust the thermostat

Hello Keith Wertheim,

Your freezer MAY-BE SET to COOL or your food might be blocking proper AIR-FLOW... CHECK these FIRST before
Set freezing level first... (close below freezing)
THEN set refrigerator levels last...
(very close ABOVE freezing)

- Before setting ANY MILK, MEAT and/or VEGETABLE

STABILIZE (run un-molested) for 24 - 72 hours BETWEEN ADJUSTMENTS.

PATIENCE works the best/fastest...

My apologies just because this has become a GLOBAL site... I'm TYPICALLY an unapologetic Fahrenheit (°F) kind of guy. Since this is actually a GLOBAL site
32 DEGREES is freezing point in Fahrenheit (°F)...
((WIKI conversion discussion at VERY BOTTOM)).

>> Depending one what refrigerator you HAVE...

And... your personal preferences...
Your refrigerator is set very CRITICALLY ABOVE
32 Degrees Fahrenheit (°F) = FREEZING...
but below 40 degrees
(for safely/longevity)
((Don't care about Celsius/Centigrade or Kelvin)).

Your owners manual directs you though SET-UP.
(all that is available on-line as well by searching your model+owners+manual).

Once you are SET-UP (level, square) ...
TEMPERATURE "SETTING" it is a bit of a balancing act
(I recommend you buy 2 ( refrigerator + freezer ))... between the freezer hardness (LARGE range of operation) and the REFRIGERATOR (very SMALL range of operation)

FREEZER working range -20 degrees up to FREEZING.

If it is "A Thermostat" one compartment will necessarily have to follow the OTHER... In MOST cases you simple DETERMINE
ICE CREAM... (freezer adjustment first).


design ... More fun.

Kelvin Wikipedia the free encyclopedia

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How to fix a leak inside a refrigerator

Turn off the refrigerator. Remove the rear panel and floor cover from the freezer. You will see a lot of ice covering everything. Remove/thaw this ice.

In the back of the freezer, under the coils is a drain. When the defroster runs and melts the ice on the coils, the water is supposed to run down the drain to a pan where it is evaporated by a fan under the refrigerator. Often, this drain freezes shut. Then, the water has no place to go but though the vent into the refrigerator.

Melt the ice in this drain with a hair dryer or small quantities of hot water. You will know the drain is clear when the water level suddenly drops. Finish drying everything in the freezer and replace the panels.

Now, you will no longer have water dripping inside your refrigerator.

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Will not turn off. Thermostat control clicks but refrigerator continues to run in the off position and therefore will freeze everything inside.

Check for a small wire sometimes copper color that ends in a small bulb in the refrigerator. Then check to make sure this sensor is not unplugged from its source. This if the thermal sensor that measures temp in the refrig

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Repace thermostat. You didn't tell us that it runs ALL the time. It does. You don't have to tell me, I know it does. The first thing the power does is go thru the thermostat and its job is to turn the power off to the pump when it gets cold enough. If it gets cold and freezes everything then everything else is working right. There is no fixing the old thermostat either. That little tube that looks like a heavy bare wire ending next to the freezer coil has a little "freon" in it that expandes and contrectes with temp. change and the change in pressure is what ativates the thermostat. Chances are the "freon" leaked out.
Note, this is not the same "freon" that is pumped around the fridge to cool things. This is sealed in the thermostat and tube only.

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Move the refrigerator to a room that is at least 50 degrees F.

Temps on most refrigerators are regulated by the fresh foods temp. If your garage is let's say 35 degrees, the fresh foods temp will most likely never raise enough to turn the refrigerator on. With the refrigerator never running, the freezer compartment will warm to 35 degrees, resulting in everything melting. Even if garage is a bit warmer, say 45, the refrig will not run long enough for the freezer to maintain a low enough temperture. If the garage temp falls to below freezing, say 20 degrees, the food in the fresh foods compartment will freeze. (outdoor beverage dispensers have internal heaters to prevent product from freezing !) Please don't rate this if not a Fix-Ya for you, as anything else lowers my score.

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Continues to freeze

It sounds like the temp sensor isn't working properly and letting the compressor run all the time till it freezes. If you are "handy" you can replace the temp sensor. Parts are available online at different websites like or, etc.

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