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Amana bottom freezer model #BX21TW purchased in 1996

Our refrigerator is freezing items in the vegetable crisper, meat keeper, and back of the fridge. We have tried to adjust air flow and set the unit at its lowest level. What is causing this?

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  • lisa32919 Aug 20, 2008

    i have also been frustrated, as i have lost many veggies to freezing. basically i don't use these drawers for anything other than juice boxes and candies anymore and i put my veggies up top, but then they aren't protected the way i intended them to be when i bought the darn fridge.

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This particualr refrig is notorious for this. check your controls ( your freezer control as well set to 4 max) any higher and the refrig is running longer, generating more cold then needed, behind the left hand crisper is a few slots( the fresh air return) by default the coldest spot in refrig, i usuallly would reccomend to my cust not to keep high water or thin walled vegies in there such as carrots cukes tom and lettuce, perfect beer and fresh /frozen defrosting meat to be though, if you ever looked at the newest bottom freezers they've pushed up the drawers and added a deli pantry, running the width of frig

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There is an opening at the back of the refrigerator that lets cold air into the meat drawer. Make sure the rubber boot on the meat drawer seals against the back of the fridge. If this doesn't help cover the hole with duct tape. You may need to readjust the thermostat.

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