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  • Anonymous Jul 26, 2008

    I have a kitchenaid superba side by side model. It is quickly gathering ice and won't defrost. What do I do? What does it need?




  • James Davis May 11, 2010

    Do you have a model number?

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Go to partselect.com follow their troubleshooting links and they sell the repair parts also (cheap)

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The leading cause of the refrig.not working while the freezer does is because the freezer is not automatically defrosting as its supposed to,do you see frost build up on the back wall inside the freezer?? if yes their is frost build up in=side of the freezer its not defrosting.

This tip i wrote covers what to check to see why its not defrosting.
http://www1.fixya.com/support/r10097882-wrong_when_freezer_frosted_refrig_warm


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I'm Leo
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Then check to see if freezer control is turned WARMER, which makes the Ref. colder
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