We have a fairly new (4 years) Maytag refrigerator (freezer on top, no icemaker). Anything that I put near the back of the shelves freezes. Frozen pickles, anyone? Frozen mayonnaise? Yuck! I first thought that maybe it was because my freezer was overloaded and air wasn't circulating properly. I now have a separate freezer, so my refrigerator's freezer is about 3/4 full, but not packed. I make sure that there is room all around the "stuff" for air to circulate. I've also turned down the "coldness" indicator several times. I'm now down to 2 (out of 10). I don't have a thermometer in there, but really don't want to turn it down more than that. At the mid-point (5), everything was freezing.
I've looked in the manual that came with the refrigerator, and there is no reference to freezing food in the refrigerator. I haven't called the manufacturer yet, because you guys are SO much smarter! Any ideas what's causing this, and how to stop it (short of unplugging the thing)?