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Refrigerator question

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself (Not Computer-Related)' started by Brokenjunk, May 19, 2015.

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  1. Brokenjunk

    Brokenjunk Thread Starter

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    A quick question.

    So my fridge lost some cool temperature because of the hotter weather.

    I was just wondering the switch on the inside with the numbers from 0 to 9, do I have to go up or down to make it cooler? It's on 5 at the moment.
     
  2. C141

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    Generally the higher up the more cooling. Make changes in small increments. Allow time, several hours at least, & limit opening the fridge. Suggest you adjust it at bedtime & check in the morning. Use of a thermometer is also recommended. I keep one in my fridge. Nothing quite like freezing a dozen eggs solid! :) Last you should make sure the cooling coils are free of dust buildup. On most modern fridges the coils are located at the base. Look for a removable panel below door.
     
  3. hewee

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    I just got a new fridge and it has a recommended marked right on the control. Says to not adjust for 12 hours and then if you need to adjust it again wait 12 hours. It cooled down fast

    Now I have a thermometer in the fridge and noted the temps below and over 32 but nothing got froze. It's the way the newer ones run and when I look because it may be running or is about to start running again.
    I also have a temp gun that makes it very easy to point at things and get the temps so I knew the recommended was working.

    Now my older fridge years ago I used to change the setting twice a year up and down or down for the hotter weather and back up after the hot weather. But house got hot when I was gone to work too so that I bet was reason I had to change the setting.
     
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