Refrigerator is Freezing Food

WARNING: Before working on any appliances that have electrical components, be sure to disconnect it from its power source completely. Not doing so could result in injury or harm to yourself.

Make sure your refrigerator’s temperature is within proper range between 37-41°F and your freezer is set between 0-5°F.

1.)    Temperature Control Thermostat

To check if your thermostat needs to be replaced, rotate it from the lowest to the highest setting and wait to hear a click. If you do hear it click, then it’s probably not broken. If you do not hear it click, use a multimeter to check its continuity. If it does not have continuity at any setting you may need to replace it.  

2.)    Thermistor

If your thermistor is damaged or defective the evaporator fans may run more often than needed, causing your fridge to become more cool than normal. Use a multimeter to test it for continuity. If it does not have continuity, then it may need to be replaced.  

3.)    Temperature Control Board

If the control board is damaged or defective, it might send continuous electricity to your fan motor or compressor. This may cause your unit to cool off more than needed. If none of those points listed are at fault, consider replacing the control board. 

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