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Improper and uneaven temperature in refrigerator side.

Lower shelves of refrigerator are freezing, but upper shelves are at 50 degrees. Changing the temperature control does not change thermometer reading. Fans are operating. How do I get access to temperature control knobs?

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Its on the back down near the compressor, but i think its the thermostat thats packed up on you

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