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Whirlpool refrigerator does not turn off

The refrigerator motor continues to run. I have lowered both the freezer and refrigerator temperatures.

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Lowering the temps will make it run longer.  You don't give any other data so it is hard to know what the issue is...try defrosting the unit completely to get rid of ice which may not allow the unit to work properly.  Freezer should be at about 0 F and fridge at 40.  Use an outdoor thermometer to check this.  Leave door closed at least an hour before retrieving the thermometer.

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