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My GE refrigerator cools but wont regulate the temperature. Its eather on or off, if I move the thermostat off 0 it comes on but wont turn off even when reaching 28 degrees. I changed the thermostat but no change occurs.

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This sounds like a relay problem with your system. The relay controls the compressor when to come on and how long to stay on from what the T-Stat tells it. In this case you need to replace the relay since the T-Stat is new. The relay is located on the side of the compressor on the back of your unit. Make sure that you unplug the system. You can get it online at or at your local appliance dealer

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