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Refrigerator too cold and freezes food. Have turned it up to least cold but still freezing items

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SOURCE: Items sometimes freeze on refrigerator side of unit - model GSS25LGMA

It is most likely a bad damper motor.  This is where the cool air comes out into the fridge section.  On this model it is a fairly common problem and comes a whole assembly.  The part # is WR49X10091 and will cost anywhere from $100 to $122.  Knowing this model I would bet this is your problem.  If the damper is bad and stuck open cold air will just keep blowing in.  It is suppose to open and close based on the temp setting.  Let me know if you have any other questions.

Posted on Oct 11, 2007

SOURCE: Propane refrigerator is too cold

You have a defective thermostat. Change it.

Posted on Nov 18, 2007

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SOURCE: Food is freezing

usually there is an adjustment at the back for the difference between the fridge and freezer compartment. Often is just a vane that blocks freezer air, too much air would freeze the food. Normally you set the fridge thermostat for a normal food temp, then adjust the air to keep the food warmer than the freezer.

Posted on Jan 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Side by side GE refrigerator freezing food in refrigerator.

The unit is having a damper control issue. In the back of the refrigerator there is an assembly that is in the center at the top. It connects to the freezer side. The damper is broken, cracked or has an obstruction. Check this and see if it is the problem.

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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SOURCE: refrigerator is freezing food

your damper door located between the refrige and freezer compartment is iced up fully open,you need to defrost it, then see if this closes when the cold control is adjusted

Posted on Jan 17, 2010

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Side by Side ModelsIf foods, such as fruits and vegetables, in the refrigerator are freezing, it can be caused by several things. First, check the controls. They should be set at "C" and "5" or "5" and "5". The proper fresh food temperature is between 38 and 42 degrees Fahrenheit. The freezer should be between 0 and 8 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • If food in the bottom of the refrigerator is freezing, this could be caused by a refrigerator not having enough food to absorb the cold air.
  • If food in the door is freezing, move the door bins up or down so they are one notch away from freezer vents (Side by Side models only).
  • The fresh food control should be at the normal setting of 5.
Freezer on Top Models
First, check the controls. They should be set at "C" and "5" or "5" and "5". The proper fresh food temperature is between 38 and 42 degrees Fahrenehit. The freezer should be between 0 and 8 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Since the cold air coming into the fresh food section originates in the freezer above, the rear of the top shelf will be the coldest spot in the fresh food area. Avoid placing delicate items that freeze easily on the back half of this shelf.
  • If food is freezing in the produce (fruits and vegetables) or meat pan, it may be that the temperature controls are not set high enough. Since cold air naturally falls, the pans can get too cold if the refrigerator is not running long enough to maintain good air circulation. Adjust both controls up one notch.

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My Knemore Side By Side Model Number 253.52349302 refrigerator gets too cold, it freezes everything. Have to turn knob to almost off to get refrig to quit freezing.


Hi,There can be many reasons why your refrigerator is freezingyour food. To see what could be happening and to figure out how to possibly fixyour problem. Take a look at this tip which contains many of the causes andsolutions to fix the problems.

Refrigeratoris Too Cold and Freezing Food
heatman101

Aug 13, 2011 | Kenmore Side by Side Refrigerator

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Refrigerator side freezes items throughout.


Hi, There can be many reasons why your refrigerator is freezingyour food. To see what could be happening and to figure out how to possibly fixyour problem. Take a look at this tip which contains many of the causes andsolutions to fix the problems.

Refrigeratoris Too Cold and Freezing Food
heatman101

Apr 03, 2011 | Refrigerators

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Items freezing solid


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There can be many reasons why your refrigerator is freezing your food. To see what could be happening and to figure out how to possibly fix your problem. Take a look at this tip which contains many of the causes and solutions to fix the problems.


Refrigerator is Too Cold and Freezing Food

heatman101

Feb 24, 2011 | Refrigerators

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My fridge side is too cold -everything freezes. I have the fridge setting to off and the freezer turned down to 1 and items on the top shelf in the fridge still freeze. The fan works well.


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There can be many reasons why your refrigerator is freezing your food. To see what could be happening and to figure out how to possibly fix your problem. Take a look at this tip which contains many of the causes and solutions to fix the problems.


Refrigerator is Too Cold and Freezing Food

heatman101

Jan 22, 2011 | Refrigerators

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I have the temperature set between 2 and 3 but items are freezing and the milk in the roll top door compartment freezes.


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There can be many reasons why your refrigerator is freezing your food. To see what could be happening and to figure out how to possibly fix your problem. Take a look at this tip which contains many of the causes and solutions to fix the problems.



Refrigerator is Too Cold and Freezing Food

heatman101

Jan 13, 2011 | Amana ARS266ZBS Side by Side Refrigerator

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Our Whirlpool GI5FSAXVY refrigerator is freezing items. The temp control has been set to 38 degrees forever. It appears that things on the lower shelves are freezing more than things on the upper...


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There can be many reasons why your refrigerator is freezing your food. To see what could be happening and to figure out how to possibly fix your problem. Take a look at this tip which contains many of the causes and solutions to fix the problems.



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Jan 12, 2011 | Whirlpool GI5FSAXVY Stainless Steel ...

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The water in the water line freezes up and we have to use a hair dryer to thaw it out. The unit is 7 years old and this is a new continuos problem. Have turned up the temperature as well as adjusting items...


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There can be many reasons why your refrigerator is freezing your food. To see what could be happening and to figure out how to possibly fix your problem. Take a look at this tip which contains many of the causes and solutions to fix the problems.



Refrigerator is Too Cold and Freezing Food

heatman101

Jan 01, 2011 | GE GSS25SGMBS Side by Side Refrigerator

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Food at bottom of fridge freezes


Bad cold control switch.
The cold control switch should open when the set temperature has been reached. If the control does not open and turn the compressor off, it will continue to run and freeze items in the refrigerator section.
If the control is not closing, the compressor and all fans will stop operating. Check the control for continuity. If you don't feel comfortable checking this yourself, get a repair person out to check it out.
Hope this helps.

Aug 07, 2009 | Kenmore Refrigerators

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Freezer does not freeze fast enough, icecream gets soft


Faulty Cold control (Temperature Control)
The cold control is a temperature actuated switch and should open when the set temperature has been achieved. If the control does not open and turn the compressor off, it will continue to run and all items in the fresh food section will begin to freeze.

If the control is not closing, the compressor and all fans will cease to operate. Check the control for continuity.

This is usually not a do it your selfer.

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