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What to do when the refrigerator runs without stopping
In this article, we thoroughly and in detail consider the question of why the refrigerator does not shut down. This problem can arise for a number of reasons. As technical, and also simply on our carelessness.
- 1Main causes of problems
- 2If it works without stopping and it is very cold
- 3If the frost is not strong, but it still does not turn off
- 4What to do if this fault is detected
Main causes of problems
The main reasons for such a malfunction are not so many, we list the most common of them:
- relay failure;
- idle thermostat;
- malfunction of thermostatic circuit or board;
- wear of seals on the doors;
- refrigerant leak (freon);
- Clogging of the capillaries of the refrigerant circuit;
- Placement in a room with a non-observed temperature regime, or near strong sources of heat.
Let us consider in more detail the reasons for the occurrence of these malfunctions in the operation of the refrigerator.
If it works without stopping and it is very cold
If the refrigerator is always running, does not turn off and it is very cold, it is necessary to check first of all, the freezing mode can be turned on. If it is on, just switch the mode - the problem will be fixed, though not all units have this mode, but the latest devices (Atlant, Indesit) are usually equipped with this function..
If the freezing mode is turned off, the reason that the refrigerator operates without stopping and does not turn off, can be hidden in the incorrect operation of the compressor or the control thermostat..
In the first case, most likely, the relay, responsible for the opening of the circuit, is faulty (latchily) when it picks up the set temperature, the compressor does not turn off, since the relay contacts are attached to each other and do not open chain.
In the second case, the thermal sensor itself is out of order and, therefore, it constantly freezes, as there is no signal to open the relay contacts and stop the engine. Still, especially in new refrigerators equipped with electronic control, there may be a malfunction in the control board, therefore the command to switch off the thermostat sensor does not fall on the switch-off relay engine.
If the frost is not strong, but it still does not turn off
With the constant operation of the refrigerator, but a slight frost, the most likely thing is that he constantly tries to dial the set temperature and therefore does not turn off. This can happen because of the wear of the rubber seal on the doors due to prolonged use.
Also, maybe the reason lies in the leakage of refrigerant necessary for high-quality and productive work. Therefore, in order to maintain the set temperature, the compressor is forced to continuously inject freon. But since it is physically impossible to do this, so it constantly works without stopping, but it does not freeze.
Still need to take into account that if the refrigerator is for a long time in too warm or, conversely, cold place, this can also be one of the reasons why it does not shut down, it works constantly without stopping and very much freezes.
So consider its location to avoid such a situation. Also this malfunction could arise in connection with the clogging of freon circulation lines, often having a very small diameter.
What to do if this fault is detected
If you do not want to fix the problem, this can lead to negative consequences. In fact if the refrigerator, more precisely, the compressor engine, does not turn off, the compressor will soon finally fail. And instead of a minor and quick repair, you have to pay for an expensive compressor, which at such a refrigerator as, for example, Indesit or Atlant, is about a quarter of it cost.
What to do in this situation? Of course, you can try to repair yourself, but can you guarantee that everything will be done correctly and the compressor, or the thermostat will fail again after a short time? After all, even to install a new seal in it, you need to have certain skills. Therefore, we advise you to contact a specialized service center or repair shop, and not to engage in amateur repairs.
The service center will carry out diagnostics to find out why it works without stopping, does not shut down and constantly freezes, the results of which will produce quality repairs. But if you have an expensive device, it is still best to contact a service center for repairs. For example, the same Atlanta, Indesit, Bosch have their workshops in all major cities servicing the manufactured household appliances. Where professionals quickly find out why the engine of your refrigerator does not shut down, quickly, and also reliably repaired it..
Needless to say, if there is still a warranty period, then try to figure out what the cause of the malfunction and repair of home appliances is absolutely impossible! So, you can lose the possibility of warranty service and repair, which will also cost you absolutely unnecessary financial costs..
I hope that we have clarified the question of why the compressor does not shut down and works constantly. We hope that our advice will be useful for you and will save you unnecessary and unnecessary expenses.
We advise you to read: why the refrigerator is flowing.