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Fridge problems Hi, I am having problems with the fridge compartment. There is ice on the back wall of the fridge and food is frozen!

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  • iankorky Sep 06, 2008

    I have the same problem, but I know what is causing it; it's the thermostat as it makes no difference whether I turn the stat up or down, it still keeps running on max, none of the lights are illuminating the "super" light and "on" light and the fast freeze doesn't work because it's on max freeze already.

    I have been informed that you cannot purchase a thermostat for this model as it is a new circuit board that's required.

    Do you know where I can buy one and are they easy to fit? The problem is that I bought the fridge/freezer in the UK but have since moved to France and it's very difficult to find someone who is willing to do the job.



    Many thanks Ian

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There is a damper between the Freezer section and the Refrigerator sections. If the damper is open to much the refrigerator will freeze up and it will freeze food. Find this damper and close to about 1/2 way.
The Thermostat is seperate make sure this is set around the middle setting. If the thermostat is bad it can cause the refrigerator to also freeze. Turn the dial down and listen for the compressor to click off. then wait a few minuites turn it up and see if the compressor come back on. If you turn the Thermostat all the way down it will shut off with the switch. not shut off by satisifying the temp. so just turn it down slowly and see if it is working.

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