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Fridge is set on the lowest setting and crispers still freezing

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As you have not put a model number, I shall assume it is a side by side fridge freezer..
if you take out the crisper, you should see a special vent that leads directly into the freezer compartment.. that vent aperture is controlled by a separate slide on the front of the crisper, or on the side just above the vent in the body of the fridge freezer.. simply close that aperture down by moving the slider in the right direction.. but if your food is already frozen, it will take a long while to thaw, even with the settings corrected.

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