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Re: Kitchen Aide Side by SIde
THe repairman is still responsible for the repair, He didnt fix your refrigertor ans you need to get him to repair it or return you money. Here is a site that may help you find any parts and thing for you to check.
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Total repair about $500+ (average repair about $700) and would require a qualified professional to do the repair. Don't think I have seen that model need a compressor normally it's just the starter relay on the compressor.
sounds as if perhaps the overload replay has burnt up on the compressor, you can see it by removing the back cover, unplug unit and remove the starter from the side of compressor. if burnt up or melted youll need to replace it.. before you do i would call the manufacture with model and serial theyve experienced issue with some of these depending on model and serail they may cover repair
I had the same problem. Apparently the problem is the main control board. According to the technician that came out to fix mine there is a design flaw and these boards are very sensitive and can blow a circuit or malfunction from the slightest power surge. What happens then is that the control board doesn't "tell" the fan to turn on and off at the right time so the fridge and freezer warm up too much before the fan kicks in and then it cools everything down but since the fan isn't running at the correct intervals and circulating the air all of the cold air settles to the bottom which causes the produce in the drawers to freeze while the top shelves get warmer. I had done a fair bit of research before calling GE and came to the conclusion that this was a common problem. So I pressed them and was able to get the fee for the part waived (before I made the service call appointment) which was around $150. The part now has a 5 year waranty which I find funny, because I'm not sure why it wouldn't have that upfront as my refridgerator is only 2 years old. Whatever!! Unfortunately, unless you have indepth knowledge of refridgerator repair there is no way around the service call and labor. Anyone buying a new model of refridgerator (any company) should consider an extended waranty. The service tech also told me that all refridgerators made after 2001 are required, by law, to have an electronic mother board which in all likelyhood will fail at somepoint prior to when you are ready to buy a new fridge!
If i remember correctly, a KD7 was built in the 70's or early 80's, we used to service them before being sold to Inglis. Seeing it uses the same water solenoids to fill, and asuming it is filling ok, I would suspect worn arms and hubs. If it doesn't fill completely, the fill valve coils may be opening when they get hot from the water flow. The fact that you need a new rack would indicate wear thhoughout and may be too old to justify repair. Find your local Inglis dealer to check on parts availability.