Frigidaire gallery refrigerator ice maker doesn't turn off...no plastic signal bale arm?
When working properly, the thermostat turns the compressor on and off.
Once the thermostat turns the compressor on, it will run until the temperature
inside the refrigerator is lower than the setting of the thermostat.
Make sure that the refrigerator has enough air clearance on all sides.
Refrigerators with a condenser coil grid on the back of them need room
to radiate the heat away from the coils.
Verify that the door light switch is working properly. Push the switch
with your finger to verify the light is turning off. If the light stays
on, it will actually warn the interior of the refrigerator. Fix or replace
the switch if it is faulty.
Modern refrigerators that have a lot of storage and large freezer compartments
run for longer periods of time. They also start and stop very frequently
to maintain an even temperature. This is especially true if you have
just put a lot of warm food in the refrigerator, or if it is very hot
and humid. It can take several hours to get back to the cool temperature
you have it set for after putting a large amount of food in it.
If the compressor is not shutting off when the temperature inside the
refrigerator is cold enough, you may have a bad thermostat. You may
also have the temperature set too high in the refrigerator. Try adjusting
the thermostat to a lower temperature. If this turns the compressor
off, you had it set too high. With the help of a refrigerator thermometer,
you can find a more ideal setting that will keep your food cold, but
not so cold that the compressor is always running. If raising the temperature
setting doesn't help, it may be a problem with the thermostat and you
will need to replace it.
If your thermostat is working properly, there's a chance that you have
low levels of refrigerant in the sealed system. If this is where the
symptoms lead you, you need to contact a professional appliance repair
person. Only an EPA certified technician can legally work on a sealed
system. If you attempt to do work on this system, you will void the
If this is a new refrigerator, it will run for a long time, almost
constantly, before it gets cooled enough to stabilize the interior temperature.
Allow up to 24 hours for it to stabilize. The refrigerator should be
at least one half to two thirds full. This will help to maintain a stable
temperature inside the unit. The cold items inside will help to keep
an even temperature inside after the door has been opened and closed.
Some people prefer to keep a lot of stuff in the refrigerator as ballast,
even jugs of water. This helps to maintain temperatures inside so that when the door gets opened and closed often,
it doesn't need to run as much to maintain the temperature inside.
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Aug 31, 2011 |