Sears Kenmore Coldspot fridge won't turn off, model M106.86087761
I tried to drink some apple cider and noticed it was frozen. :)
20 degrees in the fridge, 20 below zero in the freezer.
I turned off the breaker for 6 hours, and the temp rose a lot, 10 above in the freezer and 35 in the fridge.
Turned on the breaker again and temp going down again, to what it was before.
I assume this is the thermostat and there's nothing to do but replace it.
What I don't understand is why the webpages often refer to the "defrost timer", even when the problem it is discussing is "Fridge won't turn off". Is that another name for thermostat? That doesn't seem right.