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Author Topic: Jenn air refrigerator freezing everything even set at warmest temp  (Read 7527 times)

Offline Aliciadiy

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Fixed one problem only to create another? Just replaced the defrost timer, which fixed the original problem of intermittant defrosting, but now temp of refrigerator is too cold! Any ideas?

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Re: Jenn air refrigerator freezing everything even set at warmest temp
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2009, 06:31:38 AM »
If you turn the thermostat to the OFF position and the compressor stays running you have a bad cold control.
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Re: Jenn air refrigerator freezing everything even set at warmest temp
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2009, 06:34:08 AM »
When you replaced the timer in the upper console, did you mess with the plastic strap that ran to the damper control in back??
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Re: Jenn air refrigerator freezing everything even set at warmest temp
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2009, 12:11:55 PM »
Yes, we took the plastic belt off in order to access the defrost timer. Are there marks to orientate the belt in the proper place?

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Re: Jenn air refrigerator freezing everything even set at warmest temp
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2009, 03:58:47 PM »
First of all, this topic belongs in the Maytag Forum, not Frigidaire....JennAir is a Maytag brand. Mr. Capone, would you please see to it?

The plastic strap that connects the damper to the front control wheel has many small holes, but only one elongated hole. This matches an elongated cam on the damper for proper alignment. By not having it on there correctly, your damper may be wide open, causing the cold temps you complained about.


The best way to do any job like this is to first consult the Service Manual before you get all Bob Vila :)

Here's the JennAir Top Mount Manual for your model...if all else fails, read the book.


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Re: Jenn air refrigerator freezing everything even set at warmest temp
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2009, 04:59:10 PM »
Thank you so very much for your assistance!!! Also, the literature you provided it just the information I was lacking, again, Thank you! You guys are the greatest! O0