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KitchenAid KSSC42FJS00 not cooling

Fridge side not cooling, freezer side is within norm. Have cleaned the coils on the top of the unit. Looking for how to access the evap coils to clean and check the air flow fan.

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    Scott McGlothin Nov 05, 2012

    Here's what has been done: Cleaned coils on top and bottom of unit. Have inspected the evap coils and frost only appears on the top of row of coils. Evap fan is working properly as well as Damper door. When I pulled the Thermistor and placed it in a cup of ice for 10 min the reading was 9.61 kohm, from what I've been reading this should be 16.3, could this be the problem? Temp in the freezer is 0 degrees, temp in the fridge is 50 degrees

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Have you checked the condenser as i never seen this fridge but it if it has a fan cool condenser and it may need cleaning this will make a difference. Also worst case it maybe short of gas when it is running check the suction side pipe that goes into the compressor it shouldn't be to hot if so maybe it is short. As im Aussie i don't see this monster of a fridge but i hope this helps.

Posted on Nov 05, 2012

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Step 1:
 If the compressor runs all the time, turn the control knob to the OFF position. If the compressor still runs, unplug the unit, then pull off the control knob and remove the screws holding the thermostat in place. Pull out the thermostat and remove either the red or the blue wire from its terminal. Plug in the unit. If the compressor doesn't run, the thermostat is faulty. Replace it with a new thermostat.

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If the compressor runs after the wire is removed from its terminal, there is probably a short circuit somewhere in the unit's wiring. In this case, don't try to fix the problem yourself; call a professional service person.

Step 3: 
If the refrigerator or freezer runs but the box doesn't cool, unplug the unit and remove the thermostat with a screwdriver. Disconnect both wires from the thermostat. Tape the ends of the wires together with electrical tape, and plug in the appliance. If the refrigerator starts and runs normally, the thermostat is faulty. Replace it with a new one of the same type. Connect the new thermostat the same way the old one was connected.

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If the freezer compartment is normal but the refrigerator box doesn't cool, set the dials that control both compartments to mid-range. Remove these knobs (they're usually friction-fit). Then unscrew the temperature control housing; you'll see an air duct near the control. Replace the knob on the freezer thermostat and turn the control to the OFF position. Open the refrigerator door and look closely at the air duct. If this duct doesn't open wider in about ten minutes, the control is faulty. Replace the control with a new one of the same type. Connect the new control the same way the old one was connected.

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You need to get a bottle brush they are about 18" long maybe longer and made for getting into these area's to clean the coils. My frig is set up the same way and hate it. Cause when they are that dirty cause's so many things to happen all bad. I have used my air compressor to blow them clean and then chase little dust bunnies around the kitchen. I have been thinking about this same problem for awhile now and bottle brush is the best option for now that I have heard of. ken

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when you open the freezer door do you hear the fan blowing?sounds like the air isn't moving,there's also a damper on the fridge side,the door opens to let the cold air in and then closes,make sure the door is opening,you can take the cover off and put an ice cube on the twirled up metal part to close it and put your hand on it to open it to see if it's working

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