Fridge doesnt ever seem cold enough even on setting of 6. Freezer is fine. it is a fitted fridge/freezer and I am concerned that something is wrong with it. It is only 8 months old. Have used a thermometer and it reads tween 8 - 9 C. As a chef I know it should be much lower. How do you know if the quick switch freezer setting has been turned on???
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Your post says it is about a dishwasher, but I assume it is about a refrigerator. There is generally a knob in the refrigerator. That will control both the freezer and refrigerator. The fridge cools by a fan that blows cold air from the freezer to the fridge. That is also why food can freeze when it is in the back of the fridge.
It's a circulation problem so either the fan in the back of the freezer(circulates freezer and blows cold into fridge) or the defrost element. If the element is faulty the rear ices up and air won't flow. If fan is faulty it's not blowing the cold air. Remove rear panel if no ice it's the fan if its full of ice it needs the defrost element(usually get termination sensor also depending on type) If you open the freezer door and hold in the doorswitch you should hear the fan running if its working.
if you cant hear the motor/compressor running when energised then its likely to be a thermostat fault... but on energising the system if you hear a buzz then a click then its more seriously the main motor... turn off at mains for 5 mins then turn on... this should tell you either way
if the freezer is fine it could be the refrigerator cold control part # ap3964661 and its is located in the temp control compartment in the refrigerator compartment topwall, unscrew the panel after unplugging refrigerator,there are 2 controls side by side it will be the one on the left as you face the refrig and be the control with the refrigerator control on it the one to its right is for the freezer,that one is o.k.
Usually on bottom freezer fridges, there are two vents at the bottom of the freezer compartment where the cold air goes back into the freezer (cold air enters the fridge through the vent at the top/back of the fridge.)
If the vents at the back of the fridge are covered, the cold air will settle to the bottom of the fridge after it enters, and freeze your vegetables. The problem could be caused by ice build up in the evaporator coil of the freezer section also, but this will probably warrant a checkup from a pro.
One thing that can cause ice to build up inside those vents is moist air seeping in through a faulty door gasket. A thin coat of ordinary Vaseline on the gasket surface can help it make a better seal.