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The refrigerator freezes everything in the food compartment. This is the second year in a row.

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It sounds like you have a bad thermostat control or the damper is not shutting off when it is suppose to... the unit actually works by freezer side cooling first and then air is pushed over into the fresh food side .there should be a control that sets the temperature and a small damper door that opens and closes based off of temperature as well.. one of the two are not telling the refrigerator side to shut down.... hope this helps you out./....repost with anymore questions if i see you on here i will try and help.... lg. servicer/ and appliance repair specialist for 18 years
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