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The freezer side is working but no cold temperature in the fridge section of our side by side door with water and ice dispenser kitchaid fridge. Wonder what the problem is?

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  • mo_hijazi Jul 19, 2010

    The freezer section is working fine with the temperature of 0C but not the fridge section. I lowered the temperature to the lowest (33) and still no cold temperature.

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Your evaporator coil is iced up in the rear of the freezer section of the unit,you will probably find an ice or frost build-up at the rear wall of the unit inside the freezer,remove the cover plate and defrost by shutting down the unit or a hand held hair dryer to do the same,then check the defrost heater assy under this coil,if its o.k. check the defrost timer or the adaptive defrost control that power the heater element

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If the refrigerator is in defrosting mode, the freezer compartment temperature will be less cold than usual. Wait 20 minutes, and you should be able to feel cold air blowing in the bottom of the compartment. If you have frost on the freezer coil, you probably have a defrost problem. Your freezer should go into a defrost cycle about twice a day. When this happens the compressor and fans shut off and a defrost heater in the freezer coil will turn on heating away the ice. This usually last 10 - 20 minutes. If the defrost coil doesn't defrost it will become a solid block of ice and this will in turn block the air from blowing into your refrigerator compartment. There are several things that can go wrong with the defrost cycle such as the defrost timer, defrost heater, or the defrost termination thermostat.

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  • mo_hijazi Jul 19, 2010

    The freezer is working fine but not the fridge section

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