Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC/kenmore refridge

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We have a Kenmore refridge about seven years old
that I think runs too much.   We had a guy check the door
gaskets.  They seem OK.  Other than that it looks OK and
fits our kithen.  I would say it's on more than it's off.
Is this normal?

       Thanks         Dick

Answer
There's no real standard for on and off. Make sure the light is actually going off when you shut the door. Also, make sure that there is adequate airflow inside the unit (keep items away from the sides and rear of the interior. If there is no ice forming in the freezer rear, and the food is not spoiling, the unit is working as it should. Regular cleaning of the condenser (using a condenser cleaning brush) will help too.

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I am a self-employed Major Appliance Service Technician. I can answer MOST major appliance questions, and I will only tell you the CORRECT way to fix something (as I would in my customer's house). Some models are not available in Canada however (and vise-versa), and although "a dryer is a dryer" (for example), I am more familiar with North American models. Remember, I HAVEN'T seen EVERYTHING, and it's sometimes really difficult to diagnose problems just by a description in a letter. I try my best though. :)

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I have been a Technician in the Major Appliance field since 1995, after I graduated from Lambton College in Sarnia, Ontario, in which I took the Major Appliance Repair Technician Program. I have been self-employed since 1998, and cover most major brands. I am an authorized servicer for Whirlpool Canada.

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I belong to the Southwestern Ontario Better Business Bureau, and am a registered contractor with T.S.S.A. (The Technical Standards & Safety Authority regulate gas fitters and the fuels industry). By law, you MUST be registered as a contractor with T.S.S.A. to repair ANY gas appliance in Ontario.

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I graduated from the Major Appliance Repair Program at Lambton College in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. I have obtained my Certificate of Accreditation from The Canadian Electronic & Appliance Service Association in 1997, and my Certificate of Qualification from the Ontario Government in 2000. I am also a Licensed Gas Fitter (G2).

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