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Fridge compressor runs continuously

My Westinghouse fridge has decided to run continuously...that is the compressor doesn't cycle off.....
it's a BJ433V .....

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    Will a refreigerator run continuously without breaks even after attaining required temperature?

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Make sure its cooling well it could be low on freon and causing it to run continually, it should be iced up if running and freon is not low.

Posted on Dec 27, 2007

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Change thermostat I could go on and on ,but thats it!

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