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I have ice forming in my frig compartment

Kenmore frig, about 6 yrs old

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  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2008

    the teperture in my frig is 38 degrees, the ice is coming out of the vent from the freezer.where the cold air enters the frig, ice is coming with it.

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Thrmosstate in your fridge is no good. replace it.

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