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Member Since 14 Apr 2007
Offline Last Active Feb 21 2015 01:19 PM

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continuously running refrigerator

04 September 2013 - 02:16 AM

We have an older Hotpoint refrigerator model CTF17CBC and lately the motor runs continuously, except when its in the defrost mode.  Dial is set at level 3.  We cleaned the outside condenser coils of dust but no change. Took the panel off inside the refrigerator and looked at the evaporator coils but did not notice any ice build-up. Did not check the defrost thermostat since it looked like it was defrosting alright. Had the timer replaced a few months ago. Checked around the seals and could not find any major leaks or gaps opening, maybe a little moisture around the edges. Noticed some water dripping on the floor and traced it to a wet line (refrigerent line?) on the back of the refrigerator leading from condenser coils located on the bottom of refrigerator going up to the freezer area (evaporator coils?) Could this seem to cause the motor to run continuously? 

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