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Problem with this unit

When I turn the unit off, the motor keeps "humming", also when on, the compressor runs continually. The coils are NOT iced up. Thanks for any help you can offer.

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    compressor still runs when motor is shut off.

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The controll board for the unit is faulty. The contacts for the compressor are stuck closed. The humming is the compressor running when the unit is off.

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First, answer these questions:

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Next, see if the compressor motor is running

The compressor is a football-sized case with no apparent moving parts. It's on the outside of the refrigerator at the back near the bottom. If it is humming or making a continuous noise and your refrigerator is still not cooling, there may be a more serious problem with one or more of several different components, we recommend contacting a qualified appliance repair technician for further help.

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