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Do all refrigerators have the problem of food freezing in certain spots?

I'm in the market for a new refrigerator. I have a Kenmore now, bottom freezer, about 10 years old. I've always had a problem of food freezing in the top part. Had it serviced quite a few times always the same-basically, that's how it is. Is this true? Are there any brands that don't. Is it the way they're made now? I was interested in the Amana ABB 1921DE bottom freezeer refrigerator. Would this one not have that problem? Please advise and thank you.

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Try the whirlpool, the wau this works it does not usually have this type of problem. Regards Advisor

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Its most likley the refrigerator you have now (kenmore) is a Amana. They were one of the few that made bottom freezers. Sears makes nothing they contract and have the kenmore name put on it. From what I see there are certain issues with all freezer bottom refrigerators. The most common is the top is not cold enough at times. some units like the LG have a frost problem in the freezer and thats due to air getting in there some way. With refrigerators they all have some kind of small issue that may hapen to them. and thats not saying there bad. Most is due to them being made more efficent and having more and more electromics and features that customers want. so its not what brand is better then the next its what you want in a fridge and how much your willing to pay. I feel the thing that makes one better over the other is how the manufacturer backs there product. Hope it helped you out

Posted on Aug 06, 2007


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