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My 3 yr old whirlpool fridge has been constantly running for the last few days. The temps in the fridge and freezer portions are running high and the sides of the fridge are warm to the touch. What they heck is going wrong with my fridge?

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" The refrigerator never cycles offThe thermostat cycles the refrigerator on and off. The refrigerator normally runs as long as the temperature inside the refrigerator is higher than the set temperature. If the temperature inside the refrigerator is cold enough and the thermostat still does not cycle off, the thermostat may be defective. If so, you need to replace it, because it cannot be repaired. If the thermostat is not defective, you may have a problem with the sealed (refrigerant) system, in which case you should contact a qualified appliance repair technician.


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