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Avanti ff802ss light works but doesnt cool at all

I twisted the little red thing mounted on the white box in the back of the fridge mounted to the left of the compressor. After I twisted the red dial clockwise about a 1/8 turn the compressor started up and so far it is cooling. only been 2 hours though, What is the red thing I twisted??? and what is it's purpose?

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