20 Most Recent KitchenAid Architect 24.5 Cu. Ft. Counter-Depth Side-by-Side Refrigerator - Stainless-Steel Questions & Answers

Thermostate control ,I would get new 17 years old if you can sping it .

KitchenAid... | Answered on Dec 05, 2017

Pull it out from the wall. Remove the cover, most covers are card board, and check the fan blade to see if it is hitting something.

KitchenAid... | Answered on Nov 20, 2010


Here is a tip that I wrote about the reasons why ice makers do not work.

Ice Maker Problems and Ice Maker Troubleshooting


KitchenAid... | Answered on Aug 28, 2010

The door may not be closing all the way letting outside air in causing the ice buildup.
There is a solenoid that operates the door that could have stopped working. Can you hear it?
The hinge on the door could be broken or the bracket it goes in could be broken. You'll have to look to see what's wrong.

Remove the dispenser cover by gently prying starting at the bottom going round and round a little at a time to prevent from breaking it. When it's off the screws will be exposed to access the other components.

KitchenAid... | Answered on Apr 25, 2010

Hi Mr Hodjati,

No this is not normal. You have a failure of air flow in your condenser. I will explain how to repair if you wish to make the repair youself. If this is not addressed you will soon realize a reduction in cooling and a higher use of energy.

There is a fan that pulls air in from the lower right side front of the refrigerator grille located below the fresh food door, and exhausts the air on the left side of this same grille. Remove this grill and clean the coils with a vacume cleaner and a brush. Pull the refrigerator out so you can get behind the unit. Unplug the power cord from the wall. Next remove the screws from the panel behind the refrigerator near the bottom, the panel may look like a piece of cardboard, but it is a critical component. Once this panel is removed you will see the fan motor and fan blade, make sure nothing like a food wrapper or animal is stuck in the fan causing it to be stuck. If it turns free by hand (it will be real hot down there so be careful), then the motor needs replaced. If you send me the model number I can find you the replacement part number. Let me know if this helps.

KitchenAid... | Answered on Apr 18, 2010

Hello there:
Here is a few things to check to make sure the referigerator is working properly.
The first thing to check is the overall internal refrigerator temperature (see the Appliance Accessories section for a refrigerator/freezer thermometer). The proper temperature should be between 35 and 42 degrees. Here are some things to try: If your refrigerator temperature is closer to 35 degrees, try turning the temperature up slightly. If you find that the temperature varies a lot from the top shelf to the bottom (where it is coldest), try putting produce and other sensitive products on a higher shelf. If the temperature is too low and you can't make it warmer by adjusting the thermostat, you probably have a defective thermostat. If so, you need to replace it, because they cannot be repaired. Other possible problems are a leak in the sealed (refrigerant) system, cold air migration (in side-by-side models) or a defective air damper. These problems can be quite difficult to locate and correct, we recommend you contact a qualified appliance repair technician.
If the tube or channel is clogged or obstructed, the water backs up and leaks into the inside of the refrigerator compartment. Then the water builds up at the bottom, inside of the refrigerator. When the water has built up for a time it may spill out of the front of the door opening. To fix this problem, clear the drain tube or channel and allow the defrost water to flow down to the drain pan. The refrigerator never cycles off The thermostat cycles the refrigerator on and off. The refrigerator normally runs as long as the temperature inside the refrigerator is higher than the set temperature. If the temperature inside the refrigerator is cold enough and the thermostat still does not cycle off, the thermostat may be defective. If so, you need to replace it, because it cannot be repaired. If the thermostat is not defective, you may have a problem with the sealed (refrigerant) system,

KitchenAid... | Answered on Apr 14, 2010

if you can hear the motor running all the time, its either compressor fault or a gas leak eith is expensive to repair, if moor not humming the nthermostat or compressor

KitchenAid... | Answered on Jun 02, 2018

Pull the drawer all the way out. About 3/4 of the way back of the rails on each side is a plastic locking tab. Push the tabs in and pull the drawer the rest of the way out.

KitchenAid... | Answered on Jun 01, 2018

  • suggestions If the compressor runs and there is no cooling then there is something wrong with the circulation of the refrigerant gas , if no compressor runs the startrelais of the compressor ,or the electronic assembly defect , or only simply in most cases the thermostat defect a solenoid valve somewhere (and if there is )> a cooling fan not turning.

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KitchenAid... | Answered on May 21, 2018

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