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Refrigerator Freezing Food

The 6 most common part(s) or condition(s) which contribute to the symptom Refrigerator freezing food are listed below. Check or test each item and watch any available videos. If you are still unable to solve the problem you may need to do additional research and troubleshooting. Remember, with our 365 Days. Period.® return policy you can return any part for any reason. So, go ahead and buy it to try it. No other parts retailer offers this unconditional return policy.


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Temperature Control Thermostat

If the refrigerator is freezing food the temperature control thermostat might be defective. The thermostat allows power to flow through to the compressor, evaporator fan and condenser fan. Try rotating the temperature control thermostat all the way from stop to stop and listen for a click. If a click is heard the thermostat is probably OK. If not, remove the thermostat and check it for continuity. It should have continuity when it's calling for cooling.

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Thermistor

If the refrigerator is freezing food the thermistor might be defective. The thermistor is a sensor which monitors the air temperature. It is connected to the control board. If the thermistor is defective the refrigerator does not cool or may cool continuously.

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Temperature Control Board

If the refrigerator is freezing food the temperature control board might be defective. The temperature control board provides the voltage to the fan motors and compressor. These boards are often misdiagnosed. Check all other components to be certain this is the cause of the problem.

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Main Control Board

If the refrigerator is freezing food the main control board might be defective. This is not common. Check the thermostat, damper, fans, and defrost system first.

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Damper Control Assembly

If the refrigerator is freezing food the air damper control might be stuck open or broken. The damper is either an automatic or manually operated door which opens and closes to let more or less cold air into the refrigerator compartment. If it doesn't open properly it will let too much cold air into the refrigerator.

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Damper

If the refrigerator is freezing food the air damper might be stuck open or broken. The damper is either an automatic or manually operated door which opens and closes to let more or less cold air into the refrigerator compartment. If it doesn't open properly it will let too much cold air into the refrigerator.

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