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I have 2006, 2862 refregerator the refregerator section run just as cold as the freezer. the controles have no affect Thanks

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Two things you need to check. Is there any frost building up on the rear inside wall of the freezer section and is the condenser fan running when the compressor is running. This fan is located in the rear of the refrigerator at the bottom which cools the compressor and gets rid of the heat coming off the condenser.

There are two controls: The thermostat which controls the freezer temperature, and the spillover damper control which controls how much air from the freezer section spills over into the refrigerator section.It sounds like you are adjusting the spillover. The freezer may be too cold, overcooling the refrigerator at minimum spillover setting. Find the thermostat (the other control), and turn it up a little.

There a few different things that could cause the unit to lose control over the temperature of the fridge side.
If your refrigerator has a damper door that opens and closes to allow cold air to move to the fridge side the damper linkage or the damper motor may have broken or gone bad.
The coils in your fridge may have frozen over and now the air does not move at all so then the ice builds up and can freeze parts of the fridge side.
The thermostat has gone bad and so now the compressor runs continually. This will not be noticed readily on the freezer side but will show up quickly on the fridge side.
Many newer model refrigerators use an electronic sensor or thermistor to read the temperature and supply the info for the circuit board and often a digital readout.

Troubleshooting steps:-

Check the coils for ice, defrost the coils with a heat gun or hairdryer, then check for the reason why they iced over. Defrost control or defrost timer bad? Evaporator fan bad?

Check the damper door to see if it is stuck in the open position. If it is then check the motor and the linkage.

Check to see if the refrigeration unit will shut down if the thermostat or digital setting is turned up to a higher temperature. If it continues to run then find the cause and fix it. It may be a bad thermostat, sensor, or control board.

Sometimes with a change is weather to a cooler climate this will be enough to also affect the inside temperatures. Make sure that a bit of adjustment in the thermostat or setting of the temperature will not solve your problem very simply.
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