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Is there a reset button?

Freezer frosting up, refrigerator up to 50 degrees. When I was removing food from the freezer, it cut off and now it won't run at all. The lights are working, so power is on. Is there a reset button on this model, or has the compressor finally blown? I thought perhaps a a failed defrost switch was causing the problem, but now, no fan, nothing.

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  • tootalltotan May 30, 2009

    KitchenAid KBRS22KG (1998)

    It has started running again, but I haven't had time to see if the temp is dropping at all. It doens't feel all that cold. I kind of guessed that the defrost thing was the culprit - and I guess that caused the refrigertor to get warm, too. Is it just one part or multiple parts? Do I need a repairman to do it, or is it something I dare tackle myself (56 year old woman, here).

  • tootalltotan May 30, 2009

    KBRS22KGAL00 - I have just printed the parts manual from the KitchenAid website. I have it here in front of me.



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  • tootalltotan May 30, 2009

    What parts am I supposed to be looking at?

  • tootalltotan May 30, 2009

    Thank you!

  • tootalltotan May 30, 2009

    Thank you, thank you!

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Hi, there is no reset button. How long has it been off? If there is frost nuilt up in the freezer, the defrost cycle has gane bad. There are three parts in the defrost cycle.
If you could get me a model #, I can look this unit up and assist you further.

Vic

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    Victor May 30, 2009

    No, You can probably fix this. It will take a voltage meter to test the defrost parts ansd there are three parts to test.

    If you will get me the model # from the label in the fresh food section, I can assist you.



    Vic

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    Victor May 30, 2009

    The defrost bi-metal and cefrost heater. Both of these are located in the freezer section behind the rear panel.

    The bi-metal is the most common part to go bad. You can test it for continuity to see if it is open (has to be tested while cold)

    If that tests ok, then test the defrost heater to see if it is open. If both of these test ok, then you will need to change the defrost timer.

    I hope this helps.



    Vic

  • Victor
    Victor May 30, 2009

    You are very welcome.

    Let me know if I can assist you further.

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