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I have a candy frostfree fridge freezer GL90AA; it never switches off,i.e. I can hear it run all the time.

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If it is not reaching the cut off temp because
the evaporator coils behind the back panel of the freezer are icing up because of auto defrost failure that will stop the circulation of cold air and eventually affect the freezer too.

check defrost timer, defrost heater, defrost thermostat. In most newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board. If the heater and thermostat are ok it’ll be the control.
How to check everything

You can turn the defrost timer till it clicks and everything shuts down. The heater should now come on. If it does, replace the timer. If it doesn't, check the heater and defrost thermostat. Turn the timer again till everything starts back up to end the defrost cycle.

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3, If your fridge has lots of snowy ice on the backplate this is a sign that either the door is not shutting properly and letting in warm air thus creating snow, or it could be that you have lost some gas from the system and the compressor is working over time trying to get the temperature down. BE ADVISED it is rarely worth getting your system regased unless a leak can be located, as the gas will only leak out again and you will have the same problem in 1 or 2 months.

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