Refridgerater temperiture adjusts fine with knob, but freezer knob does nothing. The freezer stays between -5 and -10 deg. Would like the freezer at +5 to +10.What is wrong?
Answer Hello Richard,
The issue may simply be one of the unit adjustment. You have to bear in mind that the controls are basically backwards in refrigeration. The electrical control that turns the compressor off is the refrigerator control. This is the control that has the thermostat and the cold air circulated into the fresh food compartment has to satisfy it to turn the cooling of the unit off. The freezer control is an air flow control that allows either more or less cold to be circulated into the fresh food compartment. When you set the freezer control to warmer, you are actually allowing more of the cold air to be circulated into the fresh food compartment. In light of this information, try setting the freezer control to a setting just warmer than medium which will allow a bit more air circulation and set the fresh food compartment to a warmer setting. Other than playing with the settings, about all you can do is to open the freezer back wall to ensure there are no air circulation ports stopped up with a frost build-up. If none of this solves the issue, the thermostat 2210491 may need to be changed.