I have a Kitchen Aid Fridge but I am not sure how to tell which model I have. The freezer is freezing well and the fridge has ice on the Roof of it but it is not cooling properly. I have recently plugged it in so I do not think there can be ice built up on the coils. Do you have any suggestions. Thanks
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It may be the arm in the ice maker is down. Even though the ice maker does not have the water hooked up if the arm above the ice bin is down it will still cycle the ice maker try lifting up the arm it should stay up this signals the ice maker that the bin is full and should shut off the ice maker. Hope this helps.
My kitchen aid bottom drawer freezer kept melting and freezing to block the drain and then water would leak out all over the floor. I did the WHOLE fridge/freezer defrosting process once, when i really just needed to do the bottom. I have had issues with other Kitchen Aid (NEW BTW) appliances so I've talked to many repair people. One guy who came out to fix something else, told me that the freezer is really a pain to get to close completely. SO, when you don't close it all the way (Extra push) it will melt and then re freeze when it is closed properly. He suggested I take everything out, leave it open and use a hair dryer on the ice until it melts. Then use a wire hanger to unplug the drain to make sure its draining properly.
It works! You really have to make sure the drawer is shut ALL the way. I have a 2 yr old who is constantly opening it up...this is my issue! The seal is not that great and you have to really push it closed to prevent the ice build up issue.
1) Remove dirt / dust that has accumulated
on the condenser coil located on the back of the fridge, or underneath.
Use a vacuum to clean off with.
2) Remove dirt / dust in /
around compressor area. Make sure you turn power off first as there are
several areas in this area that can "bite."
3) Look for heavy frost / ice buildup in the freezer compartment. Defrost if necessary.
4) Make sure the fan is blowing in the freezer compartment.
Make sure there is air flow from the vent at the top of the
refrigerator compartment. This air is driven by the fan in the freezer
6) Loading a lot of unfrozen food into the
freezer compartment will have the appearance of the fridge going out,
but is actually functioning normally as it removes heat from the food
so it will freeze.
7) Your thermostat is not working correctly.
Move it to the coldest setting if not already done so. Listen for the
compressor to kick on. If it doesn't, bad t-stat.
if neither one works that usually is the water valve located on the back of the fridge. Try this manually fill the ice make with a glase of water and check the temp. in the freezer. you can reach in and touch to see if water is freezing in ice maker. see if it dumps the ice then surly the valve is bad
I have run into this before and found it very helpful to re-level the refrigerator. By leaning the fridge back toward the wall about an inch helped keep the water and ice in the tray. Remember to remove items that block air flow in the freezer. Remove the ice bin and clean it then start over with the fridge leaning back a little. Hope this helps.
ok first the freezer does all the cooling for the whole unit and in order for it to cool properly the freezer needs to be a certain temp it should be around -10 -6 if its not reaching that temp it will still freeze and apper to be working right also check to hear if the freezer fan is running as it pulls air from the fridge and cools it then blowes it back look in the freezer on the back wall toward the bottom see if frost is building also in the refridgerator section on the left hand side of the cabnit is a return vent make sure its not blocked and see what the thermostat in the freezer is and let me know we need to know things like this to help narrow the promblems and people dont reply to the questions so we cant answer appliance repair is a skill