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Turn freezer off, but leave fridge on

We are trying to fix a problem with our ice maker but don't want to empty out the fridge too. is there any way to shut off the freezer without affecting the temp of the fridge?

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Hello; We are having the same problem. Can you tell me if you received an answer on how to turn the freezer off ? The service man is not coming for 3 days and we want to have all the ice out. The ice maker ran over and the freezer is full of about 10 pounds of ice in all the baskets. It is a GE Adora with push button controls on the door. Thanks.

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No. As long as it is not off for very long, your refrigerator side should stay cool as long as you don't open the door.

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