My Refrigerator Runs Continuously And Never Shuts Off

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Why won't my fridge shut off?

My Refrigerator Runs Continuously And Never Shuts Off

The problem of a constantly running refrigerator is easily diagnosed with the standard operation of the refrigerator part called the defrost timer. You don't even have to turn off your fridge to diagnose this one. 1. Simply find the knob that operates the timer and turn it until you hear the click. 2. Wait 22 minutes. 3. Check to insure that your refrigerator parts are working properly and the unit has come out of defrost mode and is back to normal operations. If your refrigerator parts are not in working order, and the machine is not out of the defrost cycle, you have a defective defrost timer which needs to be replaced.

   

Comments

4/10/2009 5:23:21 AM
Octavio said:

Can you please explain a little bit more? What should I expect after the 22 minutes?


6/17/2009 12:23:52 PM
Ken said:

This is a good tip as I have tried it


9/28/2009 7:08:48 AM
tasleem pia said:

the timer switch was not working replaced


5/27/2011 12:10:02 PM
patty said:

I did this and the fridge stopped running. It came back on in less than 22 minutes and is still running continuously. The temp inside the fridge and freezer is good and there is no frost build up in the freezer or moisture build up inside the refridgerator. Now what?




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