Question by  Mel (37)

Is it normal for a refrigerator to run at all times?

My refrigerator seems to be constantly running.


Answer by  mannersandsuch (1796)

If your refrigerator is constantly running then you might have a poor seal that will protect the cool air from leaking out.


Answer by  rosslori6 (99)

That is abnormal for that to occure. The time spent running may be caused by low refrigerant levels, ambient room temperature or a faulty thermostat.


Answer by  trehugger (149)

No it is not normal. You could have a faulty seal on your door that will cause it to run all the time the door is not sealing properly. That has happened to me and also to a few friends of mine; also if the door is opened and closed numerous times it will run more than normal.


Answer by  LONGNE (121)

A refrigerator should not run constantly. There should be a thermostat that turns the compressor on and off within a given temperature range. If the cooling system isn't working properly, the machine may have trouble keeping the temperature low enough. I would check the cooling fins on the back of the refrigerator to see if they are covered in dust.


Answer by  1990david (414)

Yes it is normal, this happens if you set your temperatures to cold, so it constantly stays on to maintain the temperature all the time.


Answer by  pete74 (97)

No it's not normal for it to run all the time. Pull it away from the wall and vacume the vents and the entire back of the fridge and see if that helps.


Answer by  Kevin41 (16)

Not exactly. All fridges should have the compressor cycle on and off. First clean the coils of any dust then check so see that the thermostat is working properly.

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