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Thermostat (1) Assembly defrost, (2) damper, (3)Thermostat???

Even with the thermostat set to the lowest number, it is too cold to keep food in the refrigerator. ie: vegatables burn (frost) milk contains ice etc.

A simple guess would be Thermostat. Faulty/bad connection/ broken

how do I identify which thermostat part I need to order??

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  • jute Feb 06, 2008

    Thanks mate, post the results soon I hope.

  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2008

    I have a U-Line combo 75FF. The compressor runs all the time and freezes everything. Thermostat bad?



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It may be the damper between the freezer and the fresh food (FF) compartment.  If it is stuck open, the cold air from the freezer is able to keep circulating into the FF compartment.  The GE side-by-side models have the damper located in the back of the FF compartment, upper left side behind a plastic shield.

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If it is digital control its either the thermistor or the control itself, if it is manual then the problem is the thermostat.

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