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Refrigerator Freezing Food

The 6 most common part(s) or condition(s) which cause the symptom Refrigerator freezing food are listed below starting with the most likely. Check or test each item and watch any available videos.


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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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To see parts for your refrigerator, you need to enter your model number on the right. The system will then display parts that are associated with your refrigerator.

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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To see parts for your refrigerator, you need to enter your model number on the right. The system will then display parts that are associated with your refrigerator.

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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To see parts for your refrigerator, you need to enter your model number on the right. The system will then display parts that are associated with your refrigerator.

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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What is a model number, and where do I find it?

To see parts for your refrigerator, you need to enter your model number on the right. The system will then display parts that are associated with your refrigerator.

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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What is a model number, and where do I find it?

To see parts for your refrigerator, you need to enter your model number on the right. The system will then display parts that are associated with your refrigerator.

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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