Question about KitchenAid (KSRD22FKST) Side by Side Refrigerator

1 Answer

It sounds fine but isn't cooling on either side.

I felt cool air coming out from underneath. I vacuumed it out and don't fee the air so much but it's still not cooling. It's humming just like normal so I'm assuming the compressor is running.

What else should I do?

Posted by on

  • pattybullock Jul 19, 2009

    Thank you for your help!

    Model # KSRS25IKSS01

    I don't seem to find information on this model anywhere.

  • pattybullock Jul 19, 2009

    Hi! I sent an email.
    You were right, the compressor was not the humming I was hearing. The comp is off and hot; the copper pipes coming from the front are warm. I unplugged the fridge and vacuumed it out.

    Does this mean I need a new compressor? It's expensive right?

    Patty

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • KitchenAid Master
  • 4,654 Answers

If your model is the KSRD22FKST then we need to check to see if the defrost control board is burned out. It will be inside the fresh food section and behind the control panel. We also need to check the thermostat and the compressor start relay and start capacitor. I'm here if you need my assistance. Please confirm your model number. Thanks, Sea Breeze

Posted on Jul 18, 2009

  • 4 more comments 
  • John Tripp
    John Tripp Jul 18, 2009

    If running like normal the sound of the compressor look inside the rear of the freezer for a layer of ice buildup.. Feel the back panel cold or warm?

  • John Tripp
    John Tripp Jul 19, 2009

    I found your model with that number. It's strange that you say that it sounds normal. If the compressor is running we will need to confirm that it is. I want you pull the refrigerator away from the wall and remove the cover that covers the compressor area. Examine the area and fan and unplug. Now I need you to feel the top of compressor motor to make sure it's not too hot to the touch. When the compressor runs normally the top will be warm and the copper tubing coming in and out one side should feel cold and the other pipe should be hot that goes to the condenser below. You will nee to inform me that you made a comment because at the moment Fixya is having a problem letting me know that anyone says or makes comments on their solution. Your refrigerator does have an Adaptive Defrost, but because you said the compressor is running we will need to go there first. Let me know what you find. You also can find your model at my website by entering the model number into the parts and model number search feature and then click Find It.

    My email is appliancepartsse@yahoo.com. My sites are below. Let me know as soon as you find these things to do done. Thanks Sea Breeze

    http://servicepartstec.blogspot.com/



    http://appliancepartseast.blogspot.com/



    PART NUMBER AND MODEL SEARCH FEATURE

  • John Tripp
    John Tripp Jul 19, 2009

    Thanks for the email I knew I would not be notified.

    It means that you need to unplug it and we need to find out if the start capacitor or the start relay is defective. I need someone with an ohm meter so we can read the windings in the compressor. It will need to cool down to test and if not unplugged soon the compressor will be damaged if it should be OK now. Sea Breeze
    I have someone mad at me now that emailed me for not responding to a solution about one hundred back Sea Breeze

  • John Tripp
    John Tripp Jul 19, 2009

    Good, Thanks I have your instructions here on Fixya and your email.

    Unplug the refrigerator and remove the back panel that covers the compressor. There should be 3 wires going inside the cover of the compressor. Mark all 3 and mark their location so if compressor is OK you can put them back in same order. The plastic cover may snap on and you may need to squeeze the sides to unlock the cover and sometimes there is a metal clip holding the cover in place. Remove the cover. May look hard but it's simple. There will be three connections under the cover and 2 will go through the start relay. Unplug them leaving the three prongs exposed. They may be marked R =Run, S=Start and C=Common. Set your meter on continuity and then begin by testing 2 at a time until you have checked S to R and R to C an C to S and S to R again. You should get a reading all the way around. If no reading between any of the pairs as you go around you should get no reading between any two the compressor has an open winding and is defective.
    Then if it passes that test then touch one probe to R and the other to the copper pipes or clean metal on outside of compressor, then S to metal outside and C to metal outside. If you get a reading this way even just a little. The compressor is a burnout. Then let me know what you find. Thanks for the rate, Sea Breeze

  • John Tripp
    John Tripp Jul 19, 2009

    If after checking you find the compressor does not fail the test then yes it is worth fixing. But should you find the compressor bad. I would begin shopping for a good brand name that you know the company that sells it will back it up. It's just too expensive to replace the compressor unless your refrigerator is a commercial model at a restaurant. Let me know what you find. I really hope the best on this one and if you need help over the phone, just let me know, Sea Breeze

  • John Tripp
    John Tripp Jul 20, 2009

    Patty, Nice talking to you and thank you for the nice rate. Should you need anything please feel free to let me know. Sea Breeze

×

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Refrigerator not cooling FRS22WNC


the damper vent door between the freezer and refrigerator isn't opening to let cold air into the refrigerator compartment from the freezer side,its in the upper left corner in the refrigerator behind a grille,if its closed you wont feel cold air flowing in from the freezer sometimes you can shine a light in this area and look in the other compartment and if no light then the doors shut and this is why its not cooling the refrigerator

Sep 29, 2012 | Frigidaire FRS23H7C Side by Side...

1 Answer

The strip between freezer and refrig become hot then cools off. It's like it is going thru a cycle. We cleaned the coils underneath, but it is still getting hot and then in about 15 minutes, it's...


Hello,

When you cleaned the coil underneath did ya notice that their was air being blown out their by a fan,having clened the coil was a good start but if the fan by the compressor isn't running that divider between the ref/freezer will be hotter than normal( its normally warm and thats ok),so check that the condenser fan is running and that it seems to running at a good speed.


GENE

Sep 23, 2011 | Whirlpool GC5SHEXNS Side by Side...

1 Answer

We have a Kitchenaid superba side by side. The freezer is working fine, but the refrigerator isn't cold. I have vacuumed the coils at the top of the model, but didn't solve the problem. I can...


The cooling normally comes from the freezer side, through cooling tubes. There should be a fan either blowing or sucking the air through these cooling tubes. So the first thing you should do is verify that the evaporator fan is turning and then see if you feel air flow in both compartments. If you have air flow in the freezer but not the refrigerator side, then the cooling tube must be blocked.

Most of the time the blockage is ice or frost, and you will need to open up the inner back panel of the freezer to get to the cooling tube. Look for an opening under the evaporator. Suggest a hair dryer to defrost the tube.

Jul 15, 2011 | KitchenAid Refrigerators

1 Answer

Maytag MDS2351- came home one day and noticed water coming from where u get the ice and water when i opened the freezer it was not cool and everything i had in there was defrosted and then when i went to...


Your fridge operates like that: a compressor liquefies freon vapours; this creates heat so the hot liquid goes thru a cooling radiator with a fan on it (these 2 elements are at the rear bottom of the fridge) the freon fluid goes to an evaporator, turns to vapour and absorbs heat in the process, cooling the evaporator; a fan blows air over the evaporator and spreads the cooled air all over the fridge; the vapours return to the compressor.
In the rear of the fridge you should make sure that the radiator is clean and the fan working; inside the fridge you should make sure that the evaporator is not covered in ice and/or dirt and its fan is working. If necessary clean both.
If they are clean , the fans work but the evaporator isn't cold then either the freon circuit has sprung a leak and all the fluid has been lost or the compressor isn't working - to find out which just put your hands on the compressor : if it's hot and vibrates the fluid has been lost, if it doesn't vibrates then the compressor isn't working.
The compressor isn't working because either the thermostat or itself have failed. To find out which the compressor will have to be powered directly from the mains: if it starts then the thermostat must be replaced, if it doesn't the compressor will.
To fix the freon circuit or to replace the compressor a certified professional is mandatory, you must call one.

Jul 12, 2011 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

My refrigerator is not cooling. The freezer side is working fine. I vacuumed the front, back and underneath.


Hi,

Check out these tips...they can help you figure out what is going wrong withyour refrigerator and why it is not cooling

Refrigeratornot Cooling or Fridge not Cooling

How to Defrost Refrigerator DefrostTimer Problem

WaterRunning in refrigerator from Freezer

Refrigeratoror Freezer not Cooling or Getting Cold
heatman101

Jun 22, 2011 | Refrigerators

4 Answers

Air conditioning and heating


The vacuum line on the drivers side of the intake manifold just below the throttle body fell off.

May 26, 2008 | 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

Kitchenaid ksrj25cnst refrig does not cool but freezer is fine


sounds like you have a defrosting iss\ue here, ther is aduct on the left sideof refig wall perhaps 3/4 the way down usually behind one of the crispers its frozen over with ice not allpwing fresh food air to properly circulate, l;ook to the bottom of your freezer on the back wall is there ice on the panel?? if so your not deforsting properly there satech sheet underthe kickplate showing basic wiring and trouble shoooting guide as well

Apr 06, 2008 | KitchenAid KSRD22FKBT / KSRD22FKWH /...

2 Answers

Freezer is very cold and refrig is cool


Hi. As long as the evaporator motor is working its one of the two as you mentioned. If the compressor and evaporator fan is running and the refrigerator door has been open, with the freezer door closed, reach into the back left top where the diffuser is located and put your hand in front of it and see if any air is coming out. You should feel a moderate breeze. If not, open the freezer door with your hand in front of the diffuser and if the air comes out good now, the return air is blocked (normally ice build up). If no air is felt, the damper is most likely bad. Use a mirror and see if the damper is closed or frosted up. This can happen from the refrigerator or freezer door being left open for some time.If you have a mechanical damper, make sure it is set in the middle. You want more air to the refrigerator section. Email me on ebay, user name themackshack if you need parts! Good luck, Mack

Jan 06, 2008 | GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator

Not finding what you are looking for?
KitchenAid (KSRD22FKST) Side by Side Refrigerator Logo

Related Topics:

383 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top KitchenAid Refrigerators Experts

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4654 Answers

mike cooper

Level 3 Expert

884 Answers

Todd Arndt
Todd Arndt

Level 3 Expert

2044 Answers

Are you a KitchenAid Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...