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Compressor keeps running, and really noisy, seems to be working though, when thermostat set to off the compressor shuts off, so the thermostat should be good right, could it be a low charge, or just a bad compressor going out, fridge is from 1990.

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  • jackass2_98 Feb 16, 2009

    Ok 1st off it is a whirlpool and the freezer is running 12 degrees F and the bottom is running 47-48 degrees F with it at a setting of 2 and i dont seem to be having any leaks around the seals.

  • jackass2_98 Feb 16, 2009

    I have cleaned up the coils as well as i could now how would i go about troublshooting the defrost system and what temps. should i be running in the freezer part. thanks for the info by the way.

  • Mark Egan May 11, 2010

    Is the condenser area clear of all dust accumulations?Clean that area up real good first.

    2nd, the defrost system may be acting up. It is unlikely you would have 12 degrees in the freezer if the defrost system was initiating, or not finishing cycle, but I would check this first.

  • Mark Egan May 11, 2010

    We need to know what the refrigerator and freezer temperatures are in order to determine if there are any issues.

    It is possible it could be a low charge, but we need to look at all other possible causes first.

    Other than the compressor running quite a bit, what other issues are you having with the refrigerator?


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I agree with you its is one of those problems you mention or both,so lets look at cost first:under new EEU regulations an engeneer has to drain you old gas from your fridge back into a special containor he will charge you for disposing it, then he will charge you for finding your leak/s and repairing it or them and last he will tell you what you already know your compressor is on its way out.I want you weigh up the costs of repair which im sure will be quite substantional to the price of a new or good second hand fridge your call ,.hope this helps you.adrian

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