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When a cooling device starts beeping, see it as a warning it can't hold the temperature you selected. Could be the compressor does not work correct, could be it lost cooling fluid. If it keeps beeping, save the food by putting it in another fridge and start (or let someone start) finding out what is wrong. The door symbol is indicating the fridge thinks the temp rise is caused by an open door.
This is probably where the vent from the freezer goes into the fridge. Often there is a plastic slider that says "temp control" this is not the main dial that you set the temp for the whole fridge with but a small thing, often just for the meat and or produce bin.
Try to find this and shut it more than it is now. It is most likely iced up so it may take some doing or a rag with some warm water to get it to adjust.
Your post says it is about a dishwasher, but I assume it is about a refrigerator. There is generally a knob in the refrigerator. That will control both the freezer and refrigerator. The fridge cools by a fan that blows cold air from the freezer to the fridge. That is also why food can freeze when it is in the back of the fridge.
It's a circulation problem so either the fan in the back of the freezer(circulates freezer and blows cold into fridge) or the defrost element. If the element is faulty the rear ices up and air won't flow. If fan is faulty it's not blowing the cold air. Remove rear panel if no ice it's the fan if its full of ice it needs the defrost element(usually get termination sensor also depending on type) If you open the freezer door and hold in the doorswitch you should hear the fan running if its working.
Depending on model and configuration of hinge assembly it is possible. BUT I would side with keeping the door open to save energy on the electric drying option! Also, I believe GE hinge assemblies actually relax the spring when fully open-so no strain would be on spring and cause to stretch. (This would take quite awhile anyway) Tell Hubby to Chill....;)
Usually on bottom freezer fridges, there are two vents at the bottom of the freezer compartment where the cold air goes back into the freezer (cold air enters the fridge through the vent at the top/back of the fridge.)
If the vents at the back of the fridge are covered, the cold air will settle to the bottom of the fridge after it enters, and freeze your vegetables. The problem could be caused by ice build up in the evaporator coil of the freezer section also, but this will probably warrant a checkup from a pro.
One thing that can cause ice to build up inside those vents is moist air seeping in through a faulty door gasket. A thin coat of ordinary Vaseline on the gasket surface can help it make a better seal.
Sounds like your defroster is not working...bad defrost control or the heater for the defroster is burned out....also need to check to see that the circulation fan in the freezer compartment is blowing ok. You could do the old fashioned thing and remove all the food for a while, leave the doors open, blow with a fan inside the compartments to warm it all up and defrost any ice that may be under the evaporator coils...you can not see this ice as it is under sheet metal. Also check that the little pan at the bottom of the refrigerator is ok and that the hose to it is not stopped up preventing water from getting to the pan during the defrost cycle.
Adjust the knob to 3 or 4 which would be the midway temperature.
0 would probably be off or close to it. The 7 would be coldest and freeze water.
If this is manual defrost you need to turn it off and defrost it. The frost will keep it from getting cold enough. The buildup is normal from humid warm air when opening the door. You might get a standalone fridge / freezer thermometer (about $5) to tell you what temperature is. The smell may be food spoiling from warm temperature.