GE fridge too cold

I have a 30 year old GE non frost free fridge which will not go above 32F at any setting. Is there a way to adjust the thermostat?
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Martik wrote:

if you have two setting, like one that says refrigerator and the other for freezer section on cold... then you have the one for the refrigerator set with too much air that is suppose to go to the freezer part and less cold air coming to the refrigerator section... on our 30 yr. old whirlpool we put it in the garage and i stuffed it up with pepsi and cokes for the kids.. had it set real low, the drinks were like ice, real nice for the summer, but the freezer section would would not let the icecream harden, it was kinda soft. i guess it was because too much cold air was directed to the ref. section......
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Sure ask your banker, you will save 75% elec for running a new energy star frige . Payback 3 yrs , Better investment than anything . Invest in your self....Donate it , take a tax write off, buy a new one . Sears has the Most Efficent ones
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On Tue, 18 Nov 2003 17:36:40 -0600, mark Ransley wrote:

Thanks for the tip but here in BC electricity is very cheap - 5.7 cents/Kwh
According to https://ewb.bchydro.com/hep/appcalc/pg1.asp?ID=2
this fridge will cost $40/year and a new one $25/year.
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A manual defrost refrigerator (non-frost free like the OP said he has) will consume less electricity than any frost free model, even an EnergyStar rated one.
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Martik wrote in message ...

A thermostat usually has a knob and dial to adjust it.
If it still freezes at any dial setting and assuming it is in proper working conditions (ie. inside a heated house), the thermostat is likely defective and needs to be replaced.
You can see what information is needed to get replacement parts for your appliances in the 'Repair Parts' section of my site linked below.
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It is in an unheated garage which is approx 50F now
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Assuming your fridge has only a freezer box and *no* 'chill plate' at the back of the fridge compartment, if the evaporator coil (freezer box) is frosted evenly, your thermostat (aka 'cold control') is likely defective and needs to be replaced.
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Hve you cleaned the condensing coils? If they get too covered up with dirt or dust the refrigerator will run too cold.
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Wrong. The condensor, with a lack of air to remove the heat and condense the refrigerant , will warm up as flash gas and lack of metering starts to take place.

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Cleaning the coils is for when it's too warm. A good idea in any case.
Sometimes you can adjust a thermostat, many of them have a screw on the side, in addition to the regular adjuster knob. Can't remember which direction makes it colder, probably varies.
The other answer is to move the thin tube that comes off the therm, and put it closer to the cold evaporator in the refrigerator section. Gently now, if you kink the thin tube, the thermostat stops working.
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