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The problem is with the garage temperature. The temperature sensor for the refrigerator is in the fridge compartment, but the evap coils are in the freezer. Refrigerators were designed to work in an air conditioned space. When they are put into unheated spaces, it does not work well. The fridge thermostat typically is set to 40 deg F. If the outside temperature is close to that, then it does not turn on the compressor as much so the freezer will have a hard time staying below freezing.

There are garage refrigerator kits for people who put fridges in un heated garages in the winter. They just simple electric heaters that warm the fridge's thermostat to cause the compressor to run more often. This helps the fridge to maintain temperatures better in the freezer compartment. The same thing can be accomplished by putting a small wattage bulb in the refrigerator compartment. Just remember to remove it during the warm weather otherwise you will pay a large electricity bill in the summer months.

Smeg FAB46X Top... | Answered on Dec 09, 2010

It sounds like the thermostat is failing, or has failed. Try altering the temperature to make it warmer. If it has fully failed, altering will make no difference at all and it will be working constantly instead of cycling on and off to maintain the temperature you have set it to.

Put a thermometer in the top of the fridge and one in the bottom. Write down the temperatures first thing in the morning and at 6:00 pm.

Monitor the temperature for two days before you make the setting warmer.

You can also try turning the whole thing off for an hour as it may reset.

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Hi not think you get a works Manual on taking it apart you only get a operating instructions Manual that is not going to help you take any think apart sorry.

Smeg... | Answered on Jan 09, 2019

General advice and videos on replacing fridge thermostats in the link. The Smeg thermostat sensor is under a plastic cover with a couple of plastic pegs holding it in.

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Smeg... | Answered on Jul 24, 2018

It is the same for any fridge. I am a trade chef and catering manager :>)

The ideal refrigerator temperature is 35° F (1.6° C). You're not hugging the danger zone like you would be at 40° F (4.4° C), and you're distancing yourself sufficiently from 32° F (0° C) that you don't freeze half the stuff in your refrigerator.Jun 21, 2013

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Smeg... | Answered on Sep 26, 2017

4' Centigrade, 40' Fahrenheit.

Smeg... | Answered on Sep 26, 2017

There could be more than one problem but to start get some one to check the Freon pressure. Could be a simple fix if a line sprung a leak. We got ours fixed for about eighty dollars.

Smeg... | Answered on Jun 27, 2017

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