I have had my FF on the same setting since I bought it, three and a half
over the last week this has resulted in the fridge being cooled to below
zero and items freezing
I have turned it down a notch and it is still doing it
The freezer section was fairly recently defrosted so I don't think that's
before I call someone out
Are the vents at the back of the freezer blocked by the contents. I've
accidentally done this and it seems on some fridge freezers this re routes
the air into the fridge part and anything near the vent, like bottles of
milk tend to freeze.
Another thought is insulation problems in the door or other part of the
fridge. I can notice that things in the door are nowhere near as cold as in
some parts of the fridge are and depending on where the thermostat is
physically, this can mean the fridge turns up its action and the
temperature near the vents is very cold indeed.
Normally this is accompanied by the motor running longer than it used to of
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Is it the sort that has a circulating fan? If not, the natural
temperature gradient will generally mean that the bottom of the
fridge is coldest.
I used, with my old appliance, to find that cucumber, for
instance, would be ruined if stored in the "crisper tray" at the
bottom of the fridge, even with the thermostat set correctly.
My current FF allows me optionally to have the circulating fan
running continuously, and has worked faultlessly (tempting
providence) for nearly ten years so far.
I can only suggest that you obtain a fridge thermometer, check
temperatures on each shelf and adjust accordingly.
Has the room temperature been out of the ordinary?
Chris J Dixon Nottingham UK
Sounds like a problem with the stat. Tell us make and model and someone
will no doubt advise on specifics regarding replacement.
Always worth just doing a web search on make, model and "replacement
I've have had a fridge thermostast go awry a couple of times, symptoms
being too cold and/or inability to regulate properly.
It is (generally) a possible DIY job if you are confident with appliance
repair. There only seem to be very few generic types that every
manufacturer uses, see
and they are not expensive though it might be a bit fiddly if it is not
an exact replacement, problems I encountered included the threaded
portion of the mounting not being quite long enough, and the copper tube
being a bit too long (using the £4 cpc generic type).
Nothing guaranteed of course and YMMV....
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