Question about KitchenAid Refrigerators
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Refrigerator does not get cold
ou need to check to make sure the evaporator fan is working. If it is remove the freezer back to look at the evaporator to make sure it is not frozen over. If it is you have a defrost problem. when the coils on the evaporator get all frosted over air can not move over the coils for the fan to circulate the air through out the compartments so the fresh food section will get warmer while the freezer will be cold. you will need to defrost the evaporator to be able to check the treminator and the heater. to do that you will need to turn the timer thats is located in the fresh foo section usually in back of the thermostat. there may be a removable plug to expose the dial to turn it manually. use a flat blade screw drier to do that. it will only turn one way. as soon as you hear a click stop. the compressor and evaporator fan should stop running. now you can check to see if the heater will come on. if not you will need a volt meter to check the terninator heater and to make sure the defrost timer is all good. you should have 120v at the heater. if you do ohm out the heater to make sure it is ok. most times if it is a defrost problem check the terminator first thats the round disk with 2 wires on it. if it is not closed the heater will not come on.check it out and you should find if there is a problem with the defrost cycle. if you turn the timer untill you hear it click again and the fan and compressor should be running. when you remove the freezer cover and you find the coils are only frosted at the top or just a verry little, you may have a leak in the sealed system and that would be why there os por cooling. you would need to call for service if that is the case. hope this help you some
Posted on Aug 10, 2007
wow you have power to the unit what about the temp control ? is it turned up?? if so is it closed(calling for cooling?) that is the place to start you can jumper it after yo unplug it to see if you dont have a meter
Posted on Jan 24, 2008
please check the air flow to the refrigerator side. it could be a stuck damper motor or damper thermostat. if the fan inside the freezer is running, you should be able to feel cold air coming out off the vents in the refrigerator side. you might have to press the button light switch on the panels to run the fan.
Posted on Feb 19, 2008
I have an old Amana bottom freezer that does that. It's because the defrost heaters are doing their job and the area around them as well as the coil is expanding rapidly. Try making certain that the cabinet is level and not on an unsteady footing. You might want to try turning the T stat in the freezer to a lower setting. Usually between 2 1/2 and 3 1/2 works best in all freezers. If none of this helps and the banging continues, get used to it or get another fridge. It seems to be a failing in bottom freezer models for some reason. It's harmless but annoying. I actually know someone who says she has the ghost of a frozen turkey stuck in her freezer that's trying to get out! LOL!
Posted on Jul 09, 2009
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