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The fridge is cooling the items just fine but the fan is always running. It seems when I notice the

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Old 11-16-2008, 05:51 PM
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The fridge is cooling the items just fine but the fan is always running. It seems when I notice the fridge is always running. I have cleaned the coils and backside. I don't want to call a repair person b/c the fridge is from 1991. What would cause this to happen?


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Old 11-17-2008, 02:01 AM
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Measure the back wall freezer temperature and post.
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Old 11-18-2008, 05:34 PM
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temp on back of freezer is 2deg F.
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Turn the temperature knob all the way down and see if the unit goes off, then turn it back up unitl it comes on. Post what it does.

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-On 11-19-08, I set the freezer control knob to it lowest setting and the fridge setting was at its initial setting that is stated by the control knobs.
-Some frost has formed on the items in the freezer.
-The refrigerator does not cycle on/off very often. It will run for over an hour before turning off.
-I measured the temp in the freezer to be -3deg F and the fridge to vary from 15-35deg F.

I am thinking that the thermostat or thermostat timer is bad.
What makes the refrigerator cycle on/off?
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Here's your parts breakdown Model MTX18GMBRAD
Sounds like the thermostat/control is going bad, part Control

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There is a defrost thermostat in the freezer box.
Might this be the part that I need to replace?
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No, that is part of the defrost system. the part I listed above is the control.

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