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Refrigerator Keeps Running

GE TBX 18LKE refrigerstor keeps good temperature in frezzer and box but it seems to run too long - several hour cycles. Fridge will run for several months before there is any sign of frost on coils at back of frezzer.

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A fridge normally runns for 16 hours a day, it sounds like it does exactly that. It is doing everything it serpose to. Is there anything else that it is doing? If you can give me any information I will try to help. But it sounds fine so far

Please let me know

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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