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Freezer is freezing fridge is warmer than usual does the dial indicating coldness from 1 to 2 apply to the freezer, refrigerator or both? have cleaned condenser on back of refrigerator - it was not really dirty to begin with. please help - thank you

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  • hammer2k Mar 31, 2011

    I actually met dial from 1 to 5

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Usually, the freezer knob just adjusts the airflow from the freezer to the freshfood section. The refigerator control turns the unit on and controls temperature. When unit is running, do you hear the fan running in the freezer? The fan forces air to the refigerator section. If not, probably bad fan motor. If it is, do you see frost build up on the back wall of freezer section? If so this would indicate a defrost problem, ice build up on evaperator blocking airflow to refrigerator section. You cleaned the condenser, Was the condenser fan running? Defrost causes. Defrost thermostat, heater,defrost timer. Good luck.

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