Fridge Freezing Food

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Old 09-14-18, 08:54 AM
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Fridge Freezing Food

We have a LG fridge, french door with the freezer on the bottom. It came with the house so no sure of the age. Recently the food in the bottom two drawers and sometimes other parts of the fridge freezes. Usually veggies, fruit and some liquids freeze. I've tried raising the temps of the fridge to 44 degrees and the freezer to 6 degrees but that's not working. I've looked for vents that might freeze things but they are not near them. I also pulled the unit out and cleaned and vacuumed the motor, fan, condenser and everything else in there. Seals seem to be fine as well. Anyone have any other ideas? It's very annoying as it ruined a lot of food and we are not putting the vulnerable foods in the garage fridge.
 
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Old 09-14-18, 11:53 AM
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You have the reverse of many, not cooling enough.

Put a thermostat in the freezer to see where you are at, should be around zero.

If lower try to raise, you need to make adjustments and wait a day or two to see results.

Possible your thermisters are bad but as noted this is reverse of many!
 
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Old 09-14-18, 12:26 PM
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Check to see if the auto defroster is working.
If the fins are iced over, they you get a small amount of very cold air, rather than a large amount of cool air.

Defrosters usually make a sort of sizzle or clicking or skritching noise as they melt the accumulated ice,
if you used to hear that sort of noice from the fridge, but haven't for a while, that may be the problem.
 
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Old 09-14-18, 06:42 PM
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Going to need the model number.
These new fridges have dampers that open and close to direct airflow.
It sounds like one of yours may be sticking open.

It's not a defrost problem and although a dirty condenser area will cause reduced cooling
and higher energy costs.... it's not a problem here either.
 
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