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Food in refrigerator freezing solid toward back of compartment

Food in our refrigerator is freezing solid in the refrigerator compartment if it is placed halfway back or all the way to the back on a shelf. Salsa, for example, is frozen solid! We had the thermostat replaced two months ago, and it seemed a bit better, but is now doing it again. Any ideas? The refrigerator is 9 years old, model mtb2456.

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  • northman Mar 20, 2008

    Food is freezing in cripers and on bottom shelf. I have also noticed that the hole in freezer drain pan does not line up perfectly with drain tube and it forms a frozen lake of ice under freezer floor (plastic tray part number 2172565). I have defrosted the frig many times but the problem returns a week or so later.

  • jaclyn29 Jul 30, 2008

    I have the same problem. I have removed the bottom shelf, chipped away the ice and cleaned and defrosted and it does it again in a couple of weeks. I tried heeping the dampers completley closed on the doors and it still hasn't helped.

  • annie salmons Dec 08, 2008

    why is my kenmore refrigerator freezing food in my refrigerator compartment?

  • Mike Apr 20, 2009

    I have a kenmore top frezzer/bottom frige. I moved it a few weeks ago to clean the grates in the back with a vacume. now about once a week everything in the frige is frozzen? the setting is on the lowest setting.what could this be?Thanks,Mike

  • Mike Apr 20, 2009

    I have a kenmore top/bottom fridge. The frezzer is on the top and works fine. A few weeks ago i pulled it out to clean the grates on the back with a vacume. Now about once a week everything in the fridge is frozzen..i have the setting on the lowest it will go without shutting it off..

    Is there anything i can replace? could i have done something by cleaning it out the back?

    Thanks,Mike

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    the thermostat is on 1-2 and food is freezing in refrigerator part

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    food compartment freezes the food such as eggs etc. freezer compartment doesn't freeze solid properly

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    freezes product in back of refrigerator. I have not touched the thermostat

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Been there, done that. You need to have a new computer board installed in the fridge near the top. Ours got hit by static lightning ang blew two of them in two years. When they go out, the defrost cycle fails and Ice builds up in the freezer in the back middle. Take the back vover off in the freezer and you'll see it packed with ice since the defroster is not getting the signal to defrost. order a new computer board, install it in the top of the fridge side, in the back, above all those controls on the back right side in a white case to hold the board. defrost the ice by using a hair dryer and letting all the water drain out and get it dry. Those PC boards do not like static at all

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Sounds like the damper or damper belt may be at fault. The cold air enters the refer compartment through the damper in the back. If that damper is not controled to close/open as needed it is likely stuck fully open all the time. That will let cold air in no matter what the t-stat says. See if you can view with a mirror and see if the damper "blinds" are fully open. If the t-stat is turned all the way down the dampers should close, as less cold air is needed. Then, as the t-stat is turned up, the dampers open to let in cold air from the freezer compartment. Let us know what you find and we can go from there.

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  • bossenberry Sep 07, 2010

    where do i find the damper blinds

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My amana refrigerator freezes everything from eggs to vegies right to the bottom drawers. Can someone tell me what is wrong?Model TG 18V1W with top freezer.

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Kenmore side by side, freezing my produce and eggs. Ice build up around controls in the back. Will the cost of a compresser or t-stat be worth saving this 16 year old appliance?

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On our frij where the frij on top, freezer on bottom, it turns out there is a fan that blows down to keep the freezing air in the freezer that went on the fritz. Part cost $AU70, call out fee was $AU121 from Fisher and Paykel authorised service tech.

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