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Swan fridge hi my fridge has just had new thermostat used to have settings on number 3 but it has frozen on the back before it was dripping wet, it is a swan fridge model sr5040 im fed up of wasting food and now sandwich meat is freezing.

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SOURCE: We have a Whirlpool gb22dk

1st.Check the freezer door gasket for any place it maybe torn or not making a 100% seal when you close the door.That would make temperature drop. 2nd.take off bottom kick plate so you can look under the refrigerator.Using a flashlight make sure there is not alot of lint / dust stuck on the coils .If there is remove it carefully and you will see temperature lower. PLEAS RATE THIS!

Posted on Jun 09, 2008

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SOURCE: bosch frost free fridge freezer not freezing ice cream/pops at all and meat not totally frozen

Sounds like a defrost problem. Check to see if there is any frost buildup in the back wall of the freezer. If so, it is not defrosting as it should.

  • possible causes:
  1. bad defrost timer/board
  2. bad defrost heater (in freezer)
  3. bad thermo switch in freezer
If you don’t know what these are then unplug the machine and let the ice melt in the freezer overnight with the door open. Then try it the next day, if is cooling fine then you need to have a service person replace one of the above items. If it still has a problem then it might be the compressor and you should probably replace the machine.

Posted on Jun 28, 2008

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SOURCE: My fridge is too cold

I wrote under "guest" earlier on Aug 5th. I jave since discovered that the problem is a manufacturer problem. Apparently Liebherr had problems with their sensors, which they have since corrected, but they were put in all the earlier fridge/biofresh. I contacted the Liebherr agent in Melbourne Australia where mine came from (Andi-Co), and they have sent someone out to replace the sensor free of charge (mine has been out of warranty since March 2008). The sensor tells the compressor when to shut off, and when faulty does not do this so the compressor keeps running and freezes everything. I did have to make a bit of a fuss though and write them a letter before they came out. I printed out this page as evidence that it was clearly a manufacturing problem, which they have now confirmed. So I suggest you ask your supplier to fix the problem free of charge. Good Luck!

Posted on Aug 14, 2008

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HI thanks for your question. try turning the thermostat to a lower, number. and clean all the coils at the back by the compressor. it might be all you have to do/ thanks the appliance doc. please rate my answer. thanks.

Posted on Oct 12, 2008

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SOURCE: kitchenaid side by side too cold. Freezes everything.

the damper motor on the refrigerator portion is not working properly

Posted on Apr 04, 2009

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