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Brand new refrigerator - freezer almost too cold at a setting of 2 out of 5. Fridge at 50 degrees turned all the way up to 5 of 5.

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The fridge gets its cold air from the freezer through a vent(damper) between the freezer and fridge.The fan in the freezer blows air through it. There is a flap you adjust with the fridge temp. control. Make sure it's opening and closing when you adjust the fridge temp and that the fan in the freezer is running when the compressor runs.

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