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My frdge compartment is freezing

Whirlpool side by side black problem is the fridge compartment is freezing food even though i have turned the temp up to 6 degrees it is still happening mostly seems to be when i put stuff in the middle shelves

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  • Anonymous Aug 21, 2008

    Middle part of fridge is freezing food despite raising temp to 6 degrees.


    Freezer is Ok, as is water and ice.

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