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My fridge will not cycle by itself. If I rap the FRESH FOOD SECTION Section control area, it kicks in. What could be the problem?

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Good day,
Typical of a thermostat hanging up. Replacing it would be the only solution.

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Hello Nick;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.

I assume you are from the United Kingdom based on your unit. I am from Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Yes, this is a common problem and a simple one to fix. Your only cooling source is from your freezer. There is a vent from your freezer that blows cool air into your fresh food section. This vent is probably motorized and controlled by a temperature sensor in your fresh food section. Either the vent assembly is bad and stuck open or you have a bad fresh food section temperature sensor..

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My name is Peter. I am a retired Sears service technician. The freezer temperature should be between -2 & + 2 degrees F. The fresh food section should be between 35-40 degree F.
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