side by side refrig won't shut off
I have a bit of a strange predicament here...I have a refrigerator that won't shut off. I'm lead to believe it's not as simple as "clean the coils out" since I pulled the fridge away from the wall sunday to install an ice maker water line. Now I don't think one has anything to do with the other (or it very well may) more so than it's just a coincidence. I had the refrig pulled out for a few hours while I ran and got my water line and installed it. I'm a home re-modeler, electrician and auto mech by trade but not overly familiar with the exact inner workings of a refrig. I know how refrigeration works, etc. I know this particular refrig has defrost options, etc. that run off a timer and or thermostat.
Basically the unit has been running non-stop since about Sunday night. It is not Tuesday morning. The fridge and freezer seem to be staying cold BUT I did notice one of my ice cream bars were not as frozen as they usually are. I've tried turning the thermostat up and down with no luck. It keeps running unless I turn it off.
Could something just be frozen or covered in frost? This is a frost-free unit. Kenmore model 363.9510586
Thanks for any input. Just to be 100% sure, I'm going to vac out the coils now to eliminate that scenario.
Just a guess, but I think the coil is frozen solid. Unplug the frig for a few hours so it can defrost. I had a similar problem with a frost free freezer that was cold but not cold enough. Turns out the coil was frozen in a block of frost.
Any other suggestions are much appreciated!
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