Our 3 yr old Gorenje fridge-freezer (not sure model - freezer below fridge) recently started to over-freeze in the fridge, recently, building up ice at the top. Some items froze to the top and bottom if they touched it, while some dairy items went sour too soon. On examination, the centre-back of the cabinet is HOT to the touch - as hot as holding a mug of coffee! This comprises about one quarter of the interior.
We have defrosted and thoroughly cleaned both fridge and freezer, turned the thing back on, and hey presto - two cold bands sandwiching a hot-spot area.
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you gotta send model number,there are different things that can cause this,if the freezer is on top,the cold air from the freezer gets blown into the fridge in the center of the top shelf so if any food is near this it will freeze if the air isn't monitored, check the settings first,it could be set to high, there's a cold control or thermostat that monitors how much air comes into the fridge and when it reaches a certain temp it shuts off but it sounds like your having a problem with it,also on some fridges they have a damper that can mess up,there's a door on it that doesn't close and the cold air just keeps coming into the fridge and things start freezing up
This problem sounds like a damper control broken or frozen. Lowering the freezer temperature may help to fix the problem as the damper sometimes freezes and not able to open to cool down the fridge side.
If lowering the freezer temperature doesn't help, you may need to call for a technician to fix or replace the damper control.
Also, be sure the door closes properly and no air comes in or out from the fridge.
Hi, this problem is going to be with the running thermostat. (cold Control). It has gone bad and stays open which in turn will keep the compressor running continually and will cause the fridge to get colder and freeze food. It can normally be located in the control panel inside the fridge (it is the control that has wires, the other is the damper). Locate the thermostat and replace it. If you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to comment again. Good Luck!! Mike
Most times this is a bad cold control, but there are other things to check for. Make sure the condenser fan is working and the coils are not covered with dust. A separated heat exchanger ( small capillary tubing soldered to the large suction line ) can separate from one another and make the fridge run too long. - tape tubing back together. A poor working evaporator fan motor could also make the fridge run too long and freeze - replace the fan motor. An inefficient compressor or refrigeration system could make the fridge run too long and freeze - have a service tech check this out. A misaligned control settings, make sure the air damper and cold control have not been bumped and are out of normal settings. Stuck open air diffusers or air dampers are becoming more and more common for allowing too much air to be blown into the fresh food section and freezing things. On all frost free fridge's the freezer temp air is blown into the fresh food section, if you have "easy" to freeze items ( eggs, veggies in water, etc ) in front of or under where the freezer temp air comes out, they could freeze - store them in a different spot. Doors not closing properly making the fridge run too long is something else to check for.
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