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Question DetailsAsked on 7/12/2016

why does my refrigerator freeze every thing and its on lowest seting

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If by lowest setting you mean lowest number (normally 1-5 or 1-10 from warmest to coldest) reefer part setting check a couple of things:

1) is the airflow from the freezer to the reefer blocked by ice or food

2) is the reefer or freezer door staying open a bit - something blocking it from closing entirely or bad seal so air is constantly leaking out, so it is keeping the freezer part going (reefer air commonly comes from the freezer).

3) try fiddling with the setting dial - sometimes the thermostat get stuck on a setting and rolling / turning the setting dial from one extreme to the other and back again will free it up

4) check the usage setting has not been accidentally changed, if yours has one

Otherwise, Appliance Repair - Large is your Search the List category for a repair tech - probably $60-100 range for a diagnosis - then you will have to decide if whatever repair is needed is worth the cost considering the age of the reefer. Though if non-electronic unless a catastrophic failure I would go with the repair if it has served you faithfully and not over 30-40 years old - stay away from the electronic ones if at all possible, not only because of more frequent failures and more things to fail, but "repair" these days generally does not involve diagnosing and fixing the problem - it is now more a "lets swap this board out and see if that fixes it - oh well, then maybe this one" thing, which gets real expensive real fast.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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