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The digital temp setting will not hold less than 39 degrees for long.

That is, I can set the temp to a lower setting, but later when i look to check, say, several hours later, the refrigerator setting has returned to the 39 degree setting. Am I doing something wrong? I bought the box used, 3.5 years old and it seems fine in every way. The freezer holds zero just fine. I checked the temperatures with a laser infrared gun. I'd like to get the refrigerator temp to the factory recommended 37 degrees or maybe a little colder. Thank you.

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Re: The digital temp setting will not hold less than 39...

Could be damper door aslby. Or evap. fan....

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