Question about KitchenAid Architect KBRA20ERSS Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

1 Answer

Sounds like the compressor is trying to start and can't

My Kitchenaid refrigerator stopping cooling (lights and fan still work) and every couple of minutes it sounds like the compressor is trying to start up but can't. Can the compressor be fixed or do I need to replace it?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 88 Answers

Sounds like the start components in the compressor,might be bad or compressor..you can get a hardstart 3 in one.an try it first...call if need additional help ,843-384-8474...

Posted on May 10, 2010

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 Repairman 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 repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Repairman (only 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

I have a Kitchen Aid refrigerator model KTRS20K which stopped working (everything felt warm and freezer not working ). I replaced the defrost timer, it didn't quite match but was told it was a re


That does not sound like a defrost timer problem. Sounds like a condenser or evaporator fan is beginning to fail. They don't always stop when they fail. Many will slow down and stop while you are not looking causing the refrigerator to stop cooling for a while. Let me know if you have any questions, Thanks Sea Breeze

Feb 12, 2012 | KitchenAid Refrigerators

2 Answers

KitchenAid Refrigerator KTRC22KKSS00 has stopped FREEZING. The cooling part works but the freezer doesn't, it's just cooling. The relay is klicking at least 3 times within 5 minutes. I don't have a...


just replace the relay and overload/ptc on the compressor,whats happened is the unit is running on both the start windings and run and overheating due to continued high current demand from the start windings,normally it uses these winding just to start the motor from a dead stop,then they open up via the relay and the run windings keep it running at a much lower current

Mar 15, 2010 | KitchenAid Refrigerators

1 Answer

Not cooling. Light works on the inside, but both the freezer and refridgerator side stopped cooling. Fan turns on - not cold. Lost all food inside.


Hi,

Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out thelast two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...

Refrigerator Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair

Refrigerator Troubleshooting Refrigerator Compressor

Refrigerator Compressor Start Capacitor and Start Relay
Refrigerator or Freezer not Cooling or Getting Cold

heatman101

eq45tgn

Dec 15, 2009 | KitchenAid KSCS25FKSS Side by Side...

1 Answer

ED5SHEXKQ01 is 7 years old. Stopped cooling. Fan is running.


It could be your compressor trying to kick in. Or it could be your defrost system trying to start or stop. The least expensive thing to start is to replace the start kit on the compressor. Call or email us and we'll be sure to get the right part to you asap. You need to turn it off NOW before you burn the other parts up and don't turn it back on until you install new parts.

Sep 09, 2009 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Suddenly stopped cooling. Fan runs compressor doesn't.


Hi, If fans are running, most likely relay and/or capacitor. Do you here the compressor try to click on at all?

May 13, 2009 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Refrigerator stops cooling


you have a bad compressor. if the refig is under 5 years old then the repair should be in warranty to kitchenaid. Good luck Peyton

Jan 26, 2009 | KitchenAid Architect KBFA20ERSS Stainless...

1 Answer

KitchenAid fridg compressor heating up


If the compressor is very hot, it sounds like it may be locked up. Is there an external fan next to it that is not running. this will cause the comp. to overheat, like a dirty coil, which it sounds like you checked out. There is a thermal overload on the compressor. Its underneath the little plastic cover that the wires go to. It protects the compressor from a meltdown. It also has a relay in there. If you have an amp meter you can check this by waiting for it to cool off and clamp it on one of the compressor wires.when it clicks on, If the amps soar over 20 very quickly, and then stops. Its a locked compressor and the thermal overload is cutting it out. If you don't have a volt/amp meter, then try replacing the relay as its pretty cheap. But I would bet on the comp. as long as the fan is running.

Jan 16, 2008 | KitchenAid Superba Architect KSCS25INSS...

3 Answers

Refrigerator stopped cooling


The most common problems for refers not cooling is a condenser fan motor (the one that cools the compressor) is out. This can be caused by either a mouse has tried to jump trough the fan and it came on or a loss of grease or oil. There is no way to oil them so they have to be replaced. That is the problem especially if you unplugged the refer and it worked for a while then quit. If the fan doesn't cool the compressor it will overheat and shut down coming on intermittently then shutting off again. As for the refer that still doesn't cool when everything else does you may have an burnt overload also. Check the compressor area for burnt or stalled components ex. fan motor, relay, overload. If your compressor is out plan on spending from $300.00 to $500.00. But check the suggested components first. And beware there are appliance shops out there that will find one of these problems and give you an estimate for a compressor. Find someone reputable.

Jun 18, 2007 | KitchenAid Superba Architect KSCS25INSS...

2 Answers

Constantly running


If the thermistor sensor for the temperature control is going out that could cause the compressor the think it needs to keep running to cool the unit. The fan near the compressor should run only when the compressor runs. If the fan is running and the compressor isn't then you likely have a compressor start device problem or the overload is tripping from high heat, etc. That would make the compressor run (or try to) every minute or two if not just run continuously. Make sure all the coils under the unit are clean of fuzzy's and hair, etc. by doing a good vac. clean on them also. The compressor can be slightly warm to the touch but shouldn't be so hot that it is hard to keep you r hands on it for long. If it's around 130 degrees F, then it may be the start device problem and is in an overheat condition.

Dec 09, 2006 | Roper RT21AKXKQ Top Freezer Refrigerator

Not finding what you are looking for?
KitchenAid Architect KBRA20ERSS Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Logo

Related Topics:

385 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top KitchenAid Refrigerators Experts

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4654 Answers

vince

Level 3 Expert

554 Answers

mike cooper

Level 3 Expert

884 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...