We are doing a kitchen remodel and had to move the refrigerator. About 2 days after moving it, we discovered that the freezer had completely defrosted (lost all the food) and the refrigerator is barely cool. We moved it back onto a hard, level surface and turned up the thermostats but it didn't make any difference. Is there a circuit breaker in the unit that would have been tripped off when we moved it? We tilted it very slightly.
I noticed that my refrigerator is running but not cold at all. I noticed the problem happen about 2 days. All the foods were gone bad. Can you let me know how to turn on the defrosted? or do you think this is a different problem? Product is KitchenAid and it is 5 years old.
Unit has reached its life expectancy. tilting causes oil to move into the condenser and is damaging in itself, newer units can survive moving, but when you expect both units to recover,i have to recommend replacement
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I have a few questions for you: 1. What are the settings at currently, Freezer must be set at half way only, fridge at at half or only one higher. 2. In the freezer, do you have a full frost pattern across the entire evaporator? 3. At what temperature is this unit running in? (what part of the country is this unit, a garage unit, basement, kitchen...ect..) This is important as the compressor need to be at about 120 degrees to effective move refrigerant.
Get back to me if you have more questions or answer I can help you with. Good luck.
If the cold control is not adjusting the temp when you move it, that can be part of the problem.
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The fridge gets its cold air from the freezer through a vent(damper)
between the freezer and fridge.The fan in the freezer blows air through it.
Make sure this fan is running. You may have to hold the door switch in for it
to run. There is a flap you adjust with
the fridge temp. control. Make sure it's opening and closing when you adjust
the fridge temp. The problem could be the electronic control if
you have one or the mechanical linkages.
Good day, Assuming the lights are working, and you hear it running, Check the most common problems first. 1. Open the freezer door and see if you hear the fan motor running. If not remove the rear panel in the freezer panel and inspect motor.
2. Most common, another fan motor motor in the bottom rear behind the rear cover was jammed while moving. Remove rear cover, inspect, and repair.
3. Check for wire damage elsewhere in the bottom area where that motor is located.
Hih, Check and see if something has stopped the condenser fan motor down by the compressor from turning. Sometimes this happens in a move. Also make sure the controls didn't get turned to wrong settings. Make sure evaporator fan motor is working in freezer and that there is no frost building up on the rear panel. Just some ideas to help you. lease let me know if I can assist you further.
Remove the back panel at the bottom. The refrigeration system is a sealed system and the smell would not come from it internally. Check and make sure the fan motor is running. If the fan motor (was) shorted out it would account for the reseting of the breaker. After resetting the breaker a number of times would cause the circuit in the fan motor to open allowing the compressor to run. Is the small line coming out of the compressor hot? If so replacing the defective fan motor may correct your problem.
Andeb, couple of things you want to check. Is the fan in the freezer section running? Take the lower back panel off and see if the condensor fan is running as well as the compressor. As long as you tilted it only slightly I would think this is a fan or overload relay problem. Check the things I mentioned and post back...Catriver.