the fan seems to run like 85% of the time. i checked temps the fridge was 37 and freezer 0 with the controls set at 2. i have cleaned the condenser fins
ANSWER Hello Paul,
The only thing I can think of that makes any sense at all is to ask you if the unit is in a controlled climate. If the room it's in is not air conditioned and it's getting hot in there, this would be normal for it to run this long. Let me bend your way of thinking a bit. The refrigerator does not "make cold". The way refrigeration works is to remove heat. The freon circulation causes a chemical reaction which "chases" the heat out of the unit to the hot coils. Now this is where it will start to make sense to you. The heat that the sealed system removes from the inside of the unit is chased to the hot coils (condenser coils) where it is then dissipated back into the room. The hotter the room is, the longer the unit has to run to achieve the desired temperatures. If the room is as hot as the hot coils, the unit cannot get rid of the heat and the unit will continue to run, attempting to get the temperature low enough to satisfy the thermostat.
Any other scenario would not achieve the temperatures you had when you checked the unit. If there were an air leak, a sealed system issue, any failed component, or any other issue would have caused the temperatures to jump. If there is any more information you can provide, please let us know and we will do our best to help you address it.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Wednesday, May 02, 2012