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Why does a refrigerator compressor turn on and off?

Thermostat. A badly tuned thermostat can start and start the freezer compressor. The internal temperature of the freezer determines when the thermostat sends the signal to power the compressor. Put the thermostat in a lower configuration to see if the compressor starts and then stays on.

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