One of the most common refrigerator problems is a unit that cycles, or runs, too frequently. Your refrigerator needs to run in order to maintain cool temperatures for food, and a refrigerator that constantly runs can be very noisy. Even worse, it will significantly increase your energy bill, as the refrigerator is one of the most power-intensive appliances in any home.
The most common cause of a refrigerator running too much is buildup of dust or other kitchen debris around the unit’s condenser coils. To check this, you should cut power to your refrigerator and access the coils, which are commonly on the bottom of the unit.
If the problem persists after cleaning, your refrigerator’s temperature may be set too low, causing it to run constantly to maintain a very low temperature. Try adjusting your refrigerator’s temperature to see if this impacts the cycling. Consider consulting a professional refrigerator repairman if problems persist.