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Freezer and fridge are not cooling enough water everywhere. the fan on the bottom and the compressor seem to be working. HELP!

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What is the model number? Do you see ice buildup on the freezer walls?

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take back panel off freezer and check for ice build up which will block air flow and temps will rise. melt off carefully with a hairdryer.make sure drain is also clear and use hot water and patience if blocked with ice. if fault re-occurs, you have a fault with defrost system

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check the relay on the compressor

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Check the damper in the top back of the fresh food section. make sure that it is open and air is coming through it.

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you need to do an amp draw with your meter,clamp the run wire on the compressor,you should get 2-5 amp reading,any higher means the compressor is going bad,also should be a locked rotor amp(LRA) reading on comp.-mike

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SOURCE: KitchenAid Superba fridge section not cooling, freezer is cold.

You have done a good job of attempting to diagnose by process of elimination, but this is a more complex system. I have provided some links below to assist you in diagnosing your problem. Links courtesy of www.repairclinic.com.

1. Ascertain that the evaporator fan is operational. This may be controlled by the Door Switch, (No.4) and could cause the fan to be inoperable.
2. Ascertain that the Fresh Food compartment light goes off when door is closed.
3. The air diffuser may be faulty by not controlling the air flow from the freezer properly

Tip: Always maintain dual temperature control settings at equal or +/- 1 setting position.

How refrigerators work:
http://www.repairclinic.com/0088_4_3.asp

You will need to verify operation of the following components listed below:

1. Evaporator fan motor
2. Air diffuser assembly
3. Light switch for refrigerator/freezer light
4. Door switch

Click on the links to identify the parts listed

1.http://www.repairclinic.com/SSPartDetail.aspx?s=t-KSRS22F69913-%3d%3di921541&PartID=921541

2.http://www.repairclinic.com/SSPartDetail.aspx?s=t-KSRS22F69913-%3d%3di827263&PartID=827263

3.http://www.repairclinic.com/SSPartDetail.aspx?s=t-KSRS22F69913-%3d%3di438889&PartID=438889

4.http://www.repairclinic.com/SSPartDetail.aspx?s=t-KSRS22F69913-%3d%3di586519&PartID=586519

Parts breakdown diagram:
http://www.repairclinic.com/Refrigerator-Side-By-Side-Appliance-Diagram

Posted on Aug 13, 2009

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