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Model # GSS25LSMF-BS refrigerator section too cold, frost build up on back of refrigerator section, compressor runs until the cold control is set to 0

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  • charlie741 Sep 29, 2010

    I will check the settings tomorrow, it is at another home, but I know that they have both thermostat and spillover setting at # 8 out of 9 so both may be too low (cold)?

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Follow these steps :

There are two controls: The thermostat which controls the freezer temperature, and the spillover damper control which controls how much air from the freezer section spills over into the refrigerator section.

It sounds like you are adjusting the spillover. The freezer may be too cold, over cooling the refrigerator at minimum spillover setting. Find the thermostat (the other control), and turn it up a little.

Posted on Sep 29, 2010

  • Jayant Jha Sep 29, 2010

    Please check it out.

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