Question about KitchenAid KTRP22EKSS Top Freezer Refrigerator
The coils are frosty but not a frozen block of ice. Fan is working in the freezer. I tried turning the little screw in the fridge to see if I could change the defrost cycle...not sure what happened. I turned it till it clicked, then everything stopped, including the fan in the freezer. So I gave it one more turn and the fridge started to rev up, like it was about to do something, then it stopped suddenly, but freezer fan is now running again. Thank you for any help!
Hi, Could be that you are trying to rush this thing. It takes several hours for a refrigerator to reach the desired temp after you turn it on. If it has been in service and has quit cooling then I would turn the defrost screw until the unit stops again and leave it alone for about 1.5 hrs. The compressor will not restart if you keep on turning it because the pressures have not equalized yet. (takes about 4 minuets). It should go through the defrost cycle and return to the right temp soon. If it has not started again after the defrost cycle, turn the screw until it starts again and replace the defrost timer soon. If a defrost timer goes bad it may take several defrost cycles to get it completely defrosted again or you could just unplug it, Open it and let it sit for about 6 hrs. Refrigerators are very well insulated and there is usually a lot more to the evaporator than what you can see. So, If this is the first time you have ran it, Give it time. If its been in service and working until now, I would say you have a defrost timer problem. If so, After you defrost it, It will do fine for a couple days and the problem will return. Hope I have helped. kstfas
Posted on Sep 10, 2007
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