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Refrigerator Compartment Fan

I have an old Amana refrigerator with a bottom freezer (over 30 years old), Model BFF125. When the refrigerator door is closed, the fan in the refrigerator compartment runs constantly (never cycles off).   Even when the thermostat is turned to OFF (compressor shuts off) and the door is closed, the fan runs.   Only when the door is open will the fan  turn off.  In contrast, the fan in the freezer compartment cycles on and off with the compressor.

Question:  Is it normal for the fan in refrigerator compartment to run constantly for older refrigerators?  (Over-cooling in the refrigerator compartment   is also occurring even with the thermostat set low).  Thanks.

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Re: Refrigerator Compartment Fan

Sounds like they ran it in with your themostate and it is not working.. i would try replaceing themostate


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