B > I have an older electric GE refrigerator (about 1975, model TB125VB)
B > that I am having trouble with. It contiues to freeze the food in the
B > refrigerator compartment no matter how low I set the thermostat. I
B > have changed the thermostat and it still contiues to freeze the food.
B > Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Turn the thermostat the other way. "No matter how low" implies you
are turning down to make it colder.
It could also be the thermostat is stuck closed so the compressor is
running all the time. May be less expensive in the long run to buy a
new energy-efficient refrigerator than to replace the faulty part,
especially if you will be hiring someone to do the repair.
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I just solved my 1-2 year freezing problem. In my Amana, there is ONE
temperature control and that is a dial in the freezer section (bottom of
refrig). There is another dial at the top part of the refrig that I finally
found out is a fan that pulls air from the freezer into the refrig and
recirculates it around. It does NOT change the freezer temp at all.
So, I bought THREE thermometers. One is in the freezer to make sure I'm at
30-32 deg F. The 2nd is in the refrig near the top to make sure it's near 40
deg F or whatever is a good temp. The 3rd is in my veggie drawer to make
sure I'm never going below 32 deg F. There is a direct connection between
any one of your refrig thermometers going below 32 and the freezing of food
(duh, :-) )
How I finally did this was first set the freezer, then set the fan that
tweaks the refrig. If you're freezer is too cold, you're making it very
difficult to keep your refrig warm enough.
There is another connection: there is a tube that comes up from the freezer
and connects almost directly into the "meat drawer" that is extra cold. Make
sure that connection is tight or you're getting another path of cold air
into the refrig.
Howard in Santa Rosa
Sounds good except 30-32 deg F is not nearly cold enough to store frozen
food. Most will thaw at that temperature. Around 0-10 deg F is more like it.
With proper adjustment it should be possible to maintain 0 in the freezer
and 40 in the refrigerator.
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