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When the refrigerator shuts off, do all the fans and motors cut out as well or do you hear the unit running even though everything is thawing out?
OK so the only 2 things that would cut everything off would be your thermostat inside the freezer where the dial is located. The dial you turn to adjust the temperature in the freezer is your thermostat and below is a link to the thermostat you'll need to order and replace for your model.
CLICK HERE for thermostat
If the only other option would be the defrost timer if it sticks in defrost. This part is located up in the top control panel inside the refrigerator and below is a link to this part. You can turn the little plastic knob on it clockwise 1 turn and if the refrigerator turns on when it has shut off and everything is warming up, then you need to replace the timer instead of the thermostat.
CLICK HERE for timer
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Sorry, you are correct. The part I looked up said "freezer" so I just made a bad assumption. But it is located inside the control panel inside the refrigerator against the left side wall.
OK good luck.
The way to know for sure is to turn the defrost timer knob when the unit is warming up. If you manually turn the knob and it kicks the refrigerator back on, then your timer needs to be replaced---otherwise you need to replace the thermostat.