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Kenmore refrigerator the refrigerator keeps turning off and after 2-3 hours and turning the knob over and over again then it starts up again

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HI thanks for the question the problem is with the thermostat . the knob you keep turning.thats the part that turns off fridge when cold enough . i would replace the thermostat the appliance doc. please rate my answer .thanks

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