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Why does my refrigerator run most of the time? Is this normal?

Depending on the type of compressor your refrigerator has could impact how frequently it runs. It is normal for the compressor to go on and off frequently.

The thermostat keeps the refrigerator at a constant temperature. Single speed compressors (most Top-Freezer and Side-by-Side refrigerator models)

It is normal for the refrigerator to work longer when the room or outside weather is too warm or hot.If the refrigerator doors are opened too frequently or too long allows warm air to enter the product and therefore causes it to run more often.

Freezer temperature may be set too cold. It is recommended to set the refrigerator section to a warmer setting – this will adjust the freezer temperature.

Allow 24 hours for the temperature to stabilize.

Check the door seal/gasket. Air leaks in the door seal/gasket will cause the refrigerator to run longer in order to maintain desired temperatures.

Condenser may be dirty. See the Care and Cleaning section of your Owner’s Manual.

Variable speed compressor (most French-Door and Multi-Door refrigerator models). Your variable speed compressor is designed to run 100% of the time except during the defrost cycle. At times it may even run faster, such as after a defrost cycle.

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