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I have a 5 year old Kitchenaid bottom freezer KBRA20E. We moved and the refrigerator was in storage for about a year. Now it won't cool at all. I hear the compressor, but no cool air in either the freezer or refrigerator compartments. Is there a way to check coolant and add if needed?

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SOURCE: Refrigerator won't cool. Freezer works fine!

Pierce, there was a service bullitin put out on this model. TDR-0010A-B. Had to do with normal freezer, warm fresh food compartment. Maytag issued a kit that included a new thermostat and damper assy. to solve this problem. Bullitin came out in 2002. If you are not having a defrost issue and all fans are running normal, I would call Maytag and inquire about the above posted bullitin, It may be covered. Catriver...post back.

Posted on Sep 04, 2006

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SOURCE: Refrigerator Compartment Fan

Sounds like they ran it in with your themostate and it is not working.. i would try replaceing themostate

 

Posted on Oct 14, 2007

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SOURCE: Kitchenaid side by side refrigerator

First thing I would check...is this unit frosting up? Turn it off for two days...with the doors open...to defrost completely. Clean out the condenser coils with a brush. Inspect and clean any gaskets not sealing. When restarting...open up the back panel and check the compressor. It is that big black thing. Find and clean off the largest pipe. Watch the pipe...It will frost initially on startup. Does the frost remain after 5 minutes or turn to ice, water or dry out? If still frosty, you are low on gas. If other conditions, then you either are opening the door too often, those gaskets are damaged or you have defrost issues.

Posted on Dec 21, 2007

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SOURCE: Freezer quits working

Good Day, I live out in Ca. and have only experience temp's like what you guys endure once in my lifetime. But I grew up, with Bart Starr, he was my guy, leading the Pac. in the Ice Bowl. I'm hoping to get one of the guys to add to my comments I'm going to suggest to you, there are many guys more qualified with more experience than I, that might offer more. Sometimes with Refrigerators and Freezers, is that during periods of long cold spells, the appliances can actually NOT produce enough Run-time to sustain the foods inside. In other words, because its so damn cold it will go off and if the thermostat doesn't sense the temp has risen to the point it needs to come back on, it won't. Ice creams, because of the salt content, bread (it has no density) these will be the first foods to be effected. 20yrs ago I remember we have a strip heater... wr49x211 I think it was, to add heat to get the thermostat to cycle back on.... Check around, ask -Re-post and List it.. I want somebody who knows Refer's, Lives and Works in tough weather... that'll get an answer

Posted on Feb 27, 2008

SOURCE: Amana BX22A2W - freezer works, fridge not cooling

had same exact problem - followed advice for fixing same problem in similar refrig. took of the back panel off the freezer section - 8 hex head screws - and found the cooling fins all frosted over.

Posted on May 31, 2008

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