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the frame where the doors close onto is hot to the the part of the fridge frame where the side by side doors close onto is very hot to the touch. The fridge and the freezer portion themselves are working properly, but I just leaned on the frame in the middle with both doors opened and realized how hot it was. Is this normal?
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.
Freezer Freezes Refrigerator Barely gets cold I have a Kitchenaid Side by side. It runs constantly and still will not cool the refrigerator side below 48 degrees. The freezer side on the other hand gets well below any temp that I would need to keep things frozen. The control switches don't seem to matter. The freezer side seems stuck and the refer side moves freely but doesn't seem to have any bearing on the temp other than shutting down the motor if I turn it all the way to off. Any ideas???
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,
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.
condensation I have a model KFIS29PBMS. I have frozen condensation build up on the ceiling of left side of the fridge and around the ice maker. The condenser coils also freeze and make a loud noise. Repairman said I need a special heater that Maytag came up with as a fix, but they won't give him a part number. Is this the fix, or is there a defrost valve problem?
Moved to a house. Kitchen Aid bottom freezer baskets have rust in the corner(door was open=condensation and rust) How do you remove the rust? What product is good to use? I am thinking CLR?
CLR should work. Do you have exposed metal on the baskets?
refer to the owners manual or look up your model on the manufacturers website
Kitcenaid Refrigerator in door icemaker control troubleshooting Want to know if electric eye is functional.
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Rust appearing on 10 month old refridgerator doors Small rust marks appearing more & more on new stainless refridgerator doors
TAKE IT BACK!!!!!! First moisture is forming where it shouldn't, air leak/door gasket not sealing, and second stainless doesn't rust. If rust is forming than it's of poor quality. More iron in it than steel. Isn't there atleast a one year warranty? Don't wait! Till it's too late. Complain NOW!!!
why is there frost on the underside of the bottom shelf of the freezer door of our Kitchenade Supra side by side refrigerator? The bottom of the freezer door is the only place where frost/ice is collecting. The temperature in both the fresh food and freezer compartments remain steady as set. Thanks for your help. JG
what would make refrigerator not run no lights or anything led not light up ,no cooling checked breaker all is good there
fridge keeps freezing food Fridge keeps freeze the food, put vegetables in the fridge within one Ouse the vegetable are frozen solid and the temperature is set to the lowest level in all compartments of the fridge. What can be the problem?
- ice stuck
- adjust door
- adjust door...
- water spill...
- ice chute
- door closer...
- blades rattle
- drain pan...
- touch panel
- adjust door...
- channel frozen
- stuck blade
- adjust freezer...
- LIGHT BULB
- water leak
- door stuck...
- damper stuck...
- cord vacum
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|Full Product Name||KitchenAid Architect 24.5 Cu. Ft. Counter-Depth Side-by-Side Refrigerator - Stainless-Steel|
|Warranty Terms - Parts||1 year limited; 5 years limited: cavity liner; 10 years limited: sealed refrigeration system (compressor, evaporator, condenser, dryer, connecting tubing)|
|Warranty Terms - Labor||1 year limited; 5 years limited: cavity liner, sealed refrigeration system (compressor, evaporator, condenser, dryer, connecting tubing)|
|Product Weight||360 lbs.|
|Color Category||Stainless/Stainless look|
|ENERGY STAR Qualified||Yes|
|Thru-the-Door Ice Dispenser||Yes|
|Thru-the-Door Water Dispenser||Yes|
|Water Filter Location||In Grille|
|Refrigerator Shelf Construction||Spill-proof glass|
|Temperature Control Type||Digital|
|Water-Filtration-Replacement Indicator Light||Yes|
|Factory-Installed Freezer Icemaker||Yes|
|Gallon Door Storage||Yes|
|Cabinet Side Color||Black|
|Door-Handle Color||Brushed Aluminum|
|Estimated Yearly Operating Cost||55|
|Height to Top of Refrigerator (in.)||71-1/2|
|Height to Top of Door Hinge (in.)||71-3/4|
|Depth Less Door (in.)||24-3/4|
|Depth Without Handles (in.)||28-1/4|
|Depth Including Handles (in.)||30|
|Depth with Door 90? Open (in.)||45-3/8|
|Total Capacity (cu. ft.)||24.5|
|Capacity: Freezer (cu. ft.)||9.6|
|Capacity: Fresh-Food (cu. ft.)||14.9|
|Energy Consumption (kWh/year)||607|