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Old 06-10-2013, 11:43 AM   #1
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Refrigerator is more like a freezer

Plugged in new GW BH26 TT at house, and turned on Reefer. After 30 hours, the refrigerator was down to 23 degrees!!! Wowzers.

It has some kind of goofy plastic slide thing that slides up and down a metal bar, to adjust temp. I moved it to where it almost at the end of its capabilities, and it is now up to 33 degrees F. I have a digital refrig thermometer I bought in it, hanging on a rack.

If I go much further down, it's going to fall off, especially if driving/jostling it.

Is there some other kind of adjustment for these things?

If the refrig is freezing, scared to put the thermometer in freezer, it might break it!!!

Thanks.
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There's a white tube thingy in that slider. Make sure it's flush with the top of the slider.
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Ah.....it was a bit below it. I moved it up and moved the slider down some more. After a bit I'll check.

It's now 33F.
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...If the refrig is freezing, scared to put the thermometer in freezer, it might break it!!! Thanks.

I installed one of these and they work very well. One in the freezer and one in the frig.

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Old 06-10-2013, 06:59 PM   #5
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OK, I've adjusted the slide bar down about as far as it'll go without falling off. I've ensured that the tube thingy is flush with top of slide.

It's finally up to 36F. I'm afraid that's as far as it'll go without that slide falling off.

I suppose this will make the beer and milk taste really good! Hope it doesn't ruin the lettuce and tomatoes. Gotta have lettuce and tomatoes on grilled burgers!!
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36 is a little old, but my home fridge usually runs at 38.
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OK, I've adjusted the slide bar down about as far as it'll go without falling off. I've ensured that the tube thingy is flush with top of slide.

It's finally up to 36F. I'm afraid that's as far as it'll go without that slide falling off.

I suppose this will make the beer and milk taste really good! Hope it doesn't ruin the lettuce and tomatoes. Gotta have lettuce and tomatoes on grilled burgers!!
Install one or two fans inside and circulate the air. It might change it a little. We keep ours around 35°-38° and don't have any problems with lettuce or tomatoes as they are in the drawer. We have 2 fans mounted on the coils. The remote temp readout mounted on the stove hood is great to see what both sections are running plus it has an alarm if one or the other goes above or below the set numbers.
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I just checked before bed, and it's now 33F.

This is way too cold for a refrig. The slide thingy is so low it's falling off.

There has to be another adjustment somewhere.............this is nuts.
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Put it on a fin over from where it is now, say 4 or 5 over.
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I moved mine over to the fourth fin when we had this problem in February and it's been good ever since.
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