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Frozen food in refrigerator

I have a Amana refrigerator with the freezer at the bottom. It's about ten years old. My fruits and veggies are frozen in the bottom portion of my fridge. why is so much cold from my freezer is transfering to my refrigerator.

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Turn your freezer up all the way and your refrigerator down a little. this will block some of the airflow going to the refrigerator.

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This problem appears in spades this time of year, every year.
The problem becomes more severe when the temperatures in the house cools down and is made even worse if the usage of the machine becomes lighter.

It occurs when the machine is off, not on.
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Tricky problem.
The fresh food compartment gets it's cooling from the freezer.
When running zero degree air is blown up the back wall and out to the fresh food compartment thru a modulating thermostat.
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I have seen many of these where the spring that tries to keep the flap on this device closed, has popped off.
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If that control is working O.K. another problem is at play.
During cooler weather, and light usage, the machine tends to stay off longer.
This causes the air in the machine to stratify. Warmer air rising, colder air falling. Thus, the warmer air reaches the modulator at the top of the machine, and throttles it wide open.
On the next running cycle, it allows a large volume of near zero degree air to enter the fresh food compartment.

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