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KSRB22F Kitchenaid Sidebyside: Freezer isn't cold anymore, all food is thawing. Air is blowing out top vent of freezer, but is only a little cooler than room temp. Too early to tell if fridge has gone out too, but it seems like it probably isn't as cold as it should be. Might be my immagination. On the back of the unit, I see that a fan near the floor on the freezer side is running. I unplugged it for a minute or two and thought it sounded good when I plugged it back in. It is now making periodic clicks. Is there any thing for me to do? Switches to flip or buttons to push? I am not an electrician, but I am handy with a volt meter and whatnot.

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  • kotefare Oct 04, 2009

    Thanks, but that doesn't really help me. That was pretty much the decision I had before coming here. By the way, I see I somehow posted this in the microwave section. There's no way for me to move it, right? I just opened a new one in refrigerators.

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Soounds like maybe the compressor has failed . Have a technician looka t it or just replace it with a new one**shrug**

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First check clearances around your refrigerator. There must be adequate space around a refrigerator with a static condenser so that air can circulate properly. Proper clearances include 1" at the back and 3" on top of the refrigerator.


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