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I have a danby 3.1 cu. ft. Refrigerator and its freezing all foods.I have turned it down but its still freezing. The thermostat has a wire coming out the back that goes nowhere. Is this the cause?

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Main point of control is the thermostat the wire has to go somewhere disconnect fridge from power source have a closer look where wire has come off.Fridge is freezing because its running continuously compressor is not turing off or ramping down if inverter controled.

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I'm Leo
First I would check the fan in the freezer. Listen to see if it is running
It moves air to the ref from the freezer
Then check to see if freezer control is turned WARMER, which makes the Ref. colder
Also this might be a common Defrost problem, Ice
is not being melted by the defrost system.The fan can't blow through the coils into the fridge.
Take out back panel of freezer to check for ice buildup. The coils should be clean.
There are three components to a defrost system- a heater,heater thermostat, and a timer unless you have a defrost electronic card.
Its best handled by a Technician but you could possibly do it by taking your model number to the nearest appliance parts store and asking for the parts. They are mostly located in freezer ,behind back panel on freezer coils.except the card which is usually located in ref The parts store will have info
Also check fan undernearh Ref in the rear
Clean condenser coils underneath
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