The important point is weather the fan shuts OFF when the compressor does this would zero in on the control.
I plugged the fridge back in the other day. First point is that the compressor and freezer fan do indeed run simultaneously.
This time I turned the control to off before plugging it in. Immediately after plugging it in I set the control to number 6 on the refrigerator dial and number 1 on the freezer. Within 5 hours it had cooled to around 42 degrees, freezer was about 15. During periodic checks, I believe the compressor and fan continually ran without ceasing during this period.
Eventually the compressor and fan turned off and the fridge bounces back and forth between 42 and 44 degrees. I then turned the dial up one number to 7 and it still stands at about 44 degrees.
ONE POINT I FORGOT LAST TIME:
This latest time and the previous time, at some point when the compressor and fan had finally cycled off for a while and the unit had settled in at whatever temp it was going to settle at, there is a "click click click click..." (actually more like a "grr, grr, grr, grr..." if that matters) reminiscent to the beat of a traditional egg timer coming from the ceiling of the refrigerator section at or around the control. This is only obvious when the door is open. I put my hand against the refrigerator control knob and interior light area and could feel the vibration coinciding with this noise.
This noise continues on for a considerable period of time and then stops on it's own at some point, apparently.