Question about KitchenAid KTRS22EL Top Freezer Refrigerator
(top freezer bottom refrigerator) We have noticed the bottom is not blowing cool air. The freezer is working, lights all work. There is a box with small grid like cuts in it. Is this suppose to blow cool air? I know the temp control on the front inside panel is working because you can here something shut down in the back of refrigerator. please help ! We would like to try and save cost and repair ourselves if possible. Janet H.
please check the air flow to the refrigerator side. it could be a stuck damper motor or damper thermostat. if the fan inside the freezer is running, you should be able to feel cold air coming out off the vents in the refrigerator side. you might have to press the button light switch on the panels to run the fan.
Posted on Feb 19, 2008
I had a similar problem where the refrigerator side was not cooling well but I could feel very little air coming through the vent in the top left corner.I blew hot air from a blow driver into the vent for about 1 minute which melted ice that was hanging from the bottom of the vent cover.Cold air started blowing harder thru the vent and cured the problem.
Posted on Feb 16, 2009
The filter should be a canister somewhere in the line from your sink to the refrigerator. If there is no canister visib;le there then obviously they never installed a filter in the first place. I hope this helps. Don't forget to rate my answer. thanks.
Posted on Feb 21, 2009
The odds are it is a circuit board problem...I had a huge Amana 27 cubic foot side by side and it did the same thing...I diagnosed the problem and replaced the circuit board ....which actually controls everything...one sure sign is to pull the unit out as the other person did and to access the back of the unit where the compressor is...(the comptressor should be on 85% of the tme....if it is not on and warm or hot to the touch then it is a circuit board problem....since compressors will continue to run if there is a defrost problem (most of them anyway), or an Ice build up, etc etc. I don't recommend a layperson trying to replace the circuit board (mine cost $115,) but if you do it is generally in the door mine was a long thin circuit board behind the fridge door handle. .P.S. the heat that the other person felt on the door and around the door seals is normal lots of people don't even know this heat strips exist until something haappens and they start feeling around...these heat strips are to prevent frost of ice build up where the door meets the fridge framd...which can happen due to the extreme temp difference between the two...(inside temp and outside temp).
I hope this has helped...good luck...Knowledge gives you a base from which to yield power over unscrupulous repairmen whop may try to take advantage of people.
Again ...good luck and let me know what happens.....Please rate me .....The Fang.
Posted on Mar 27, 2009
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