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Refrigerator is freezing liquids and food. I have turned thermostat down to low and adjusted air flow to max for freezer. What else?

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There can be many reasons why your refrigerator is freezing your food. To see what could be happening and to figure out how to possibly fix your problem. Take a look at this tip which contains many of the causes and solutions to fix the problems.



Refrigerator is Too Cold and Freezing Food

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But you should also check the temperature of the freezer compartment with some appliance thermometer... leave it in for several hours or overnight for a proper reading if you've just added food to the freezer. It should be around -18°C or 0°F If you adjust the freezer, you may have to go back and readjust the fresh food setting.
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