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Kitchenaid refrig KSRS25ILBL03 will not maintain temperature. Sometimes freezer goes from 0 "temperature setting" then will rise to 40+ degrees for no cause.

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If this only last for a shot time its just in defrost

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What is the normal fluctuation range of a top freezer in a freeze-refrig combo? That is if I set the temperature of the freezer a 0 F, at what temperature should the freezer come on to keep the air i


Hello Richard;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.

The normal range for a freezer is -2 to +2 Deg. F.

The normal range for the fresh food section is 35 to 40 Deg. F.

If you set your freezer at 0 Deg. F. it will stay at 0 Deg. F.
When the freezer temperature drops below 0, your compressor will kick in to bring the freezer back to 0 Deg. F.

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The alarm light is flashing what do I do to stop it.


Hello Mrs. Mavis;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration.
The alarm light is a good thing. It is telling you that something is wrong. Generally, the alarm goes off when there is a temperature problem in either the freezer section or your fresh food section.
You only have one cooling source and that is in your freezer. Your freezer will satisfy its own temperature before it feeds your fresh food section.
Ok, Your freezer temperature should be between -2 & + 2 degrees F. Your fresh food section should be between 35 & 40 degrees. F. Adjust you temperature settings accordingly. Wait for a few hours to see if the alarm goes off.
Another problem with maintaining temperature control; people tend to over pack their freezer or fresh food section. Check to make sure your food product does not over extend the shelves. Also check the racks on the doors. Check to see if food product does not over hang the racks.
You also need to maintain your refrigerator. You have a cooling coil like the radiator in your car, it gets rid of heat. You must keep this clean. A dirty condenser coil can effect your temperature by as much as 40 degrees F. This coil is located either under in the front of your refrigerator or a canister looking item in the back of your refrigerator behind the lower cover.
Look at the back of your freezer wall. Is there a lot of frost or ice?
This could be either a defrost heater or freezer fan motor.
Call me. Lets talk about this more. 443-306-1362.

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Many residential refrigerator / freezers are designed to work at temperature considerably above above freezing. Most modern refrigerator / freezer have a single electric thermostat - located in the fresh food compartment. This lone thermostat will control the compressor to keep the fridge (fresh food) section at the desired temperature (usually between 34 - 38 degrees F). The freezer will get colder regardless of how cold it is already whenever the fridge thermostat turns the compressor on.

Now that you see how the thermostat works, let's look at what happens when the fridge is placed in an unheated space - like a garage. In winter time, the temperature can drop considerably below 38 degrees. If the outdoor temperature remains cold enough, for long enough - it will affect the thermostat in the fridge. The temperature inside the fridge could drop below 38 degrees, preventing the thermostat from telling the compressor to turn on. Meanwhile, the temperature in the freezer compartment slowly rises from the normal -10 to 0 F degrees. It will continue to rise until it is the same temperature as the fresh food compartment or until the thermostat in the fresh food compartment tells the compressor to turn on again. This means the freezer contents will thaw.

If the temperature in the garage is even in the 40 to 50 degree range, the loss of cold in the fridge may not happen often enough to keep the compressor coming on often enough to keep some freezer items frozen solid - such as ice cream. Remember, water freezes at 32 degrees F, other products may require lower temperatures to remain frozen, and could thaw at 28 or other temperature.

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The freezer doesnt go below 0 degrees anymore it goes 27-28 degrees . What could be the problem?


A defective temperature control can cause that problem.
Check by dialing it, it should be smooth when dialed.
It should be on desired degrees where you set it and not on other.
Thanks for asking.

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A refrigerator should maintain temperatures at or below 40 degrees F. The freezer temperature should be 0 degrees F or lower

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The freezer get the first crack at cooling and combination units have a fan and adjustable vents to steal some of the cooling capacity for the refrigerator. The vent are normally located in the back of the refrigerator compartment and with these, you can balance the cooling capacity between freezer and fridge. I recommend you swap your thermometer back and forth until you get the balance you want; typically the freezer should be at 5 degrees F or below and the fridge at 35-40 degrees F. Adjusting the control for temperature and having the vents set to supply the cold air you want in each compartment should give you the range you want in each.

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Freezer not cold enough; fridge OK


Hello cokoliso,
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You said, your Trio won't make ice. Freezer stays at about 25 degrees regardless of control setting. Fridge maintains 40 degrees at mid setting. Shouldn't the freezer be close to zero? Is there a way to check the temperature sensor in the freezer?

To check the temperature you can buy a refrigerator thermometer at the hardware store.
Ask if it can be used in the freezer too!

The fridge sounds slightly to cold and the freezer not enough.
Fist look in your freezer and check if the articles there are full to the max and covering the air vents usually found in the rear of the freezer.If so clear an opening for the freezer to breath.
Refrigerators and freezers usually share the cold air and I've seen this be the problem on many occasions.
If freezer was not I blocking the vents or even full to the max.

Then pull the plug out or if you can not reach the plug, trip the breaker off for 5 minutes and see if this resets the system.BUT do not plug the fridge back in before at least 3 minutes.

Let me know how it goes and send me any questions.
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