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Ksrs25q stopped freezing and cooling. i took off back panel and fan is running. i hear a click from left of compressor and then 30 seconds later it click off. i already cleaned coils. any ideas. maybe relay/starter switch?

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SOURCE: kitchenaid compressor starts then hear a click and it stops

most likely you have a bad start relay on the compressor. when looking at comp on the left side you will see a little square relay with 2-3 wires going to it. the pt# you need is 8201786 and can be purhased online or at a local appliance parts house this is an easy repair and the part should cost you less than 70 dollars. thx peyton

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Unit stopped cooling and freezing & have recurring clicking noise

sounds like compressor motor is gone ...call tech

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

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SOURCE: Startelay switch on Kitchenaid side-by-side

Yes the relay and overload will come with the new compressor.

Posted on Jun 12, 2010

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SOURCE: coils in freezer constantly freezing

Sounds like you have a defective unit. If still under warranty take it back.

Posted on Jul 09, 2011

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