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Thermostat When I turn the thermostat down to the off position, you can still hear the compresssor running,and everything in the fridge is frozen solid. I am going to replace the thermostat.   Can you tell me how to do this please?

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  • Janet Ann Green Dec 15, 2007

    Thanks anyway. Unfortunately, I know for a fact that this fridge freezer has only one thermostat controlling both fridge and freezer!

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Without knowing the type of fridge you have, I don't know if this applies. Some old, and most new ones, have two thermostats. One for the freezer, and one for the fridge. The freezer one is the only one that can turn off compressor, the fridge one cannot.
I send this just in case it applies, and you did not know. Otherwise disregard it.

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