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Unit doesn't work when icemaker is on- Kitchen Aid Superba

Every once in a while items in the freezer start thawing and we have a puddle of water on the floor from the ice melting. The refrigerator temp also goes up. Then it will work again for a few weeks. The first time it happened my husband turned the ice maker off and the unit started cooling properly again. A repairman told us it sounds like the compressor is going. We told him we suspected the problem was related to the icemaker and he said that the fact that the temperatures raise when the icemaker is on is unrelated. We have since noticed that this happens every time the ice maker is turned back on. It definitely seems to us to be beyond coincidence now. What could be our problem, aside from compressor?

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That is unusual for the ice maker to cause it not to cool, but definitely not unheard of. if the fill tube to the ice maker, or ice maker itself, is leaking down the back of the freezer, behind the evaporator cover, it would form ice around the evaporator fan motor. this would cause the fan not to run, and the temp in the freezer and frige would rise. the ice would melt when it went into defrost, but then build up again. you should remove the rear panel in freezer and see if you see any ice build up around the fan blade, and if so, find where it is coming from. I hope this is the case for you. much cheaper than a compressor or new frige if it is. let me know if you have further questions. good luck, shane.

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