Question about KitchenAid (KSRD22FKST) Side by Side Refrigerator

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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?

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  • 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?




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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

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    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?

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    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 My sites are below. Let me know as soon as you find these things to do done. Thanks Sea Breeze


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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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



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