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  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2009

    Refridgerator not getting cold enough, cold setting all the way up for more than 24 hrs. , freezer set more than half way, freezer very cold.

  • smnelson Mar 22, 2009

    I have a 10yr old GE top freezer 18cuft self defrosting refrigerator.
    on the highest setting which is 9 the freezer stays at 28-32degrees and the box stays at 40-42degrees. When the defrost cycle runs the freezer and box raise about 20degrees, which I thought was excessive. The defrost cycle timer seems to work fine its a 6hr 25min timer.

    I was wondering if the Temp control or defrost termination module may be defective. (how to test??)

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Reset both or the one thermostat to reg.settings ,most people turn the freezer up and this only makes the freezer colder because it closes the damper flap more,also look in the feezer to see if any frost on bad wall,you might have a bad defrost heater or termantor,hope this help-mike

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I have a Maytag Plus refridgerater, double door. It shows change filter and I want to know what filter is. Can you tell me where the filter is?

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