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The unit will not turn off on its own.

Freezer freezes fine,fridge cools fine but it will not shut off unless control is manually turned off. If control is turned back on and set to ANY numbered setting it will start and run fine but again will not shut off until it is manually turned off.Whats up?

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  • Jerry Smith Apr 15, 2015

    Some refrigerators have a control in each section. If you only have 1 then set it in the middle and try it over night.

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With all the extra running---are you getting frozen items in the fresh food section?? You have to understand that if the refrigerator was running all the time and for instance had a stuck on temperature control, you would be getting frozen items like lettuce, eggs, etc in the fresh food section. If that is not happening then the refrigerator needs to run until the cold control turns it off. Set both controls to the middle setting and let it run without playing with it for 24 hours and see if it turns off on its own. Frost free refrigerators average run times of 50% to 75% on time depending on how warm the room temperature actually is. If after 24 hours it is still running and some of your Fresh food is freezing then you do have a bad temp control.

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  • Steve Lilley
    Steve Lilley Apr 15, 2015

    Items in fresh food are not freezing,and what do you mean by saying -Set both controls to middle setting? This model has only 1 control &that is the temp control( upper right hand side)

  • Steve Lilley
    Steve Lilley Apr 15, 2015

    also- this model is not frost free,there is not a defrost timer in this unit.

  • Jerry Smith Apr 15, 2015

    Don't see many manual defrost units anymore. Same still goes for the control setting. If you have a thermometer handy place it in a glass of water in the fresh food section and check it in 24 hrs. middle setting should read close to 38F to 42F degrees.

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