Constantly running My Roper is constantly running. The fan or compressor is always running, I have a feeling it is the fan more than the compressor. Sometimes it will turn off but then start again within a couple seconds. Otherwise it cools and freezes appropriately but I know this must be jacking up my electricity bill. If I turn down the thermostat while the fridge is running, it will turn kick off but then it will start up again within a fairly short time.

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11 Dec, 2006

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If the thermistor sensor for the temperature control is going out that could cause the compressor the think it needs to keep running to cool the unit. The fan near the compressor should run only when the compressor runs. If the fan is running and the compressor isn't then you likely have a compressor start device problem or the overload is tripping from high heat, etc. That would make the compressor run (or try to) every minute or two if not just run continuously. Make sure all the coils under the unit are clean of fuzzy's and hair, etc. by doing a good vac. clean on them also. The compressor can be slightly warm to the touch but shouldn't be so hot that it is hard to keep you r hands on it for long. If it's around 130 degrees F, then it may be the start device problem and is in an overheat condition.
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