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My refridgerator is cutting off and on periodically, but not getting very cold inside. I have the thermostat turned up all the way. Is it a bad thermostat? I'm thinking if it were the cooling components, it would run a lot more than it does now.

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Turn refrigerator off, unplug. Remove thermostat and tie the two wires together and cover with electrical tape. Plug in and see if it runs steady.

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The evaporator coil behind the cover on the back wall inside the freezer will ice up under normal conditions. Every 8 to 10 hours for around 20 minutes the defrost timer (or in most newer models the electronic adaptive defrost control) will turn the defrost heater on to melt the built up ice. There is a defrost thermostat which prevents the heater from overheating the freezer by breaking the heater circuit when the temp reaches close to 32 degrees F. The entire cooling system shuts off during the defrost cycle and starts back when the timer advances through the cycle.

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