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Whirlpool Refrigerator Freezing Food


The 3 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.

For the symptom you selected, these are the most common parts or causes, ordered by the likelihood of fixing the symptom.

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Thermistor - Part # 1057764 Mfg Part # 2188820


RepairClinic Item # 1057764

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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Main Control Board - Part # 940861 Mfg Part # 4389211

Main Control Board

RepairClinic Item # 940861

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 - Part # 920872 Mfg Part # 2220377

Damper Control Assembly

RepairClinic Item # 920872

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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