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Refrigerator is freezing everything, was set at 5 , reset to 3 still freezing everything

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  • SUSIE39 Apr 16, 2008

    GE model#gss25tgma ser#fa408475

  • SUSIE39 Apr 16, 2008

    it is freezing soft drinks, coke's pepsi ,beer and bottled soft drinks, I set it at (3) 24 hrs ago and it is still freezing

  • SUSIE39 Apr 16, 2008

    it is a side by side

  • SUSIE39 Apr 16, 2008

    i use this refrigerator mostly for frozen food and refrigeration for soda's and beer i have it set on 3 for the refrigerator for the last 24 hrs because it was freezing on 5 , it just started doing this in the last 3 days ???

  • SUSIE39 Apr 16, 2008

    where is the damper door assembly?

  • SUSIE39 Apr 16, 2008

    It is 8:00 pm here can i look tomorrow and still contact you then ?

  • SUSIE39 Apr 17, 2008

    Ok my husband took the refrigerator apart and the damper flap is broken , can you just buy the flap or do you have to buy the
    complete part?

  • SUSIE39 Apr 17, 2008

    give me the part details and we will order on line
    thank you so much

  • SUSIE39 Apr 17, 2008

    went that site at Sears can not find par. i even put in the part # you gave yesterday. Item # 1055112 ?

  • SUSIE39 Apr 17, 2008

    I tried the Sears site and could not find it
    do you have a part #



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Can you please give the make and the model no. so that i can help you fix it.

Waiting for your reply.

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  • Priya darshan Apr 16, 2008

    If foods, such as fruits and vegetables, in the
    refrigerator are freezing, it can be caused by several things. First,
    check the controls. They should be set at "C" and "5" or "5" and "5".
    The proper fresh food temperature is between 38 and 42 degrees
    Fahrenehit. The freezer should be between 0 and 8 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Priya darshan Apr 16, 2008

    I believe this is Freezer on Top Model and not side be side.Please correct me if i am wrong.

    Since the cold air coming into the fresh food section
    originates in the freezer above, the rear of the top shelf will be the coldest spot in the fresh food area. Avoid
    placing delicate items that freeze easily on the back half of this shelf.If food is freezing in the produce (fruits and vegetables) or meat pan, it may be that the temperature controls are not
    set high enough. Since cold air naturally falls, the pans can get too cold if the refrigerator is not
    running long enough to maintain good air circulation. Adjust both controls up one notch.

  • Priya darshan Apr 16, 2008

    If food in the bottom of the
    refrigerator is freezing, this could be caused by a refrigerator not
    having enough food to absorb the cold air.
    If food in the door
    is freezing, move the door bins up or down so they are one notch away
    from freezer vents (Side by Side models only).The fresh food control should be at the normal
    setting of 5.

  • Priya darshan Apr 16, 2008

    The problem is usually the damper door assembly
    What usually happens is that the damper door cracks and gets stuck in
    the wide open position. Look in there and see. If this is what’s
    happened to yours, then you’ll need to replace the entire damper assembly.

  • Priya darshan Apr 16, 2008

    First disconnect the power cord,wait for 10min and then proceed.

    Under the controls at the ceiling of the refrigerator is a item call
    the auto damper. It's located in the left rear top. Start removing
    the covers at the top of the refrigerator until you gain access to this
    control. Once you find it, tell me if the damper door is open.
    Perhaps the lever that controls the damper door is just broken or the
    damper door itself. It's mechanical in a sense as there are no
    electric wires going to it. Air temp controls the opening and closing
    of the door.

  • Priya darshan Apr 16, 2008

    I have got some diagrams for you.It will help you out.

  • Priya darshan Apr 16, 2008


  • Priya darshan Apr 17, 2008

    Hi again,

    You will have to buy the whole thing.Don't worry just call up the sears people and order the part.
    I'll give you the part details from where you can buy online.
    If you wanna call a tech you can do that as well..

  • Priya darshan Apr 17, 2008

    Yes, please give me a min. i'll let you know from where to get it.

    And please don't forget to rate or accept the solution as fixed since your problem is solved..

  • Priya darshan Apr 17, 2008

    Ok, please go HERE and then choose your model,then under that you will see a search box in that type "damper" and you will get it.

  • Priya darshan Apr 17, 2008

    sorry please CLICK HERE

  • Priya darshan Apr 17, 2008

    Ok,Please CLICK HERE
    The no. which i gave you was just the item no. to show you the diagram not the part no.
    Just go to the link which i gave you and then order it.

  • Priya darshan Apr 17, 2008

    No,don't go for the sears one please CLICK HERE

  • Priya darshan Apr 17, 2008

    In the bottom left you will find the search box in that type damper.then you will get the part



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