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Fridge is way to cold--is freezing the vegetables, even when I turn it down. Floor is hot under it, side by freezer is hot too.

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Sounds like the cold control that adjusts the temperature is bad,the ho on the under and sides is o.k. it tells you the compressor is running good,this is the hot refrigerant going thru the condenser at the bottom and sides

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