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I have a Magic Chef frig model MCBR460DS. recently all food freezes. the thermostat is set on 1, the warmest setting. what could be the cause of the food frezzing?

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Kathleen, you'll have to provide an accurate model number from the inside of your fridge for us to pull up any tech data on it. Open the door and look toward the ceiling of the fridge. But, from what you describe, it sounds like a thermister problem not a thermostat problem. A thermister is a small, temperature sensitive device that communicates with the computer to tell it what temperature its' location is at any given moment. The computer then adjusts air flow dampers, defrost cycles and cooling times accordingly. There can be many thermisters in any given refrigerator model line. These are inexpensive to purchase and easy to replace, but sometimes difficult to locate. They are usually hidden behind a small plastic shell, that looks completely unobtrusive. But they are easy to recognize for they have 2 white wires going into them that are tightly bonded together. To find them, you'll have to gut the fridge (food, shelves and all) and look closely. Focus your attention toward the area of the problem, the lower shelves/crispers. You may need to pull the rear panel out to find it, but when you do replace it. (UNPLUG YOUR FRIDGE FIRST!) Hope this gives you something to go on. If not, provide your full model number so we can assist further.

Posted on Sep 01, 2007

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Not a themostat. 3 most common causes are defrost problem (frost on back freezer panel), bad evaporator fan motor, or damper.

Posted on Oct 05, 2007

SOURCE: rs645 freezing food in fridge

Good day.
Your thermostat might be busted thats why you cant control the temperature. Also, check for the drain pan. if it is dry, then there might be some particles(I.e. soot, ice,) along the drain channel. Try to defrost the unit first and check for the drain pan. If water came out from it. restart your unit. if problem persisted, replace the thermostat. This shoul resolve the problem.

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Posted on Mar 30, 2008

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your thermostat is bad,get the model number from inside and call your local appliance store and get a new one,let me know,thanks-mike

Posted on Jun 23, 2008

SOURCE: My refrigerator freezes my food solid

There are vents that allow the cold air to flow from the freezer to the fridge. If those vents become clogged with ice or fail mechanically, they can become stuck open or closed. The temp adjustment should move the damper in the vents. But if they are frozen open, then the fridge will become too cold.
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