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Side by Side KitchenAid won't cool

I bought a used 2004 KitchenAid - I plug it in, and everything seems to work - light comes on, compressor hums, air cirulates, but it doesn't cool down (even when left all day). The fridge has been sitting turned off for the past year.

I checked the obvious - temperature control and cleaned the condenser coils.

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If the compressor is very hot, it sounds like it may be locked up. Is there an external fan next to it that is not running. this will cause the comp. to overheat, like a dirty coil, which it sounds like you checked out. There is a thermal overload on the compressor. Its underneath the little plastic cover that the wires go to. It protects the compressor from a meltdown. It also has a relay in there. If you have an amp meter you can check this by waiting for it to cool off and clamp it on one of the compressor wires.when it clicks on, If the amps soar over 20 very quickly, and then stops. Its a locked compressor and the thermal overload is cutting it out. If you don't have a volt/amp meter, then try replacing the relay as its pretty cheap. But I would bet on the comp. as long as the fan is running.

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I have the same problem. However, the compressor on most of these refrigerators is warranteed for 12 years. Check your owner's manual. If so, you may be able to get a free compressor and just pay for the labor, which is around $200. I just had mine replaced but we're still having a cooling problem. If yours is the compressor, it should be covered. You need to go to a factory authorized repair center, though.

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you can try to repalce the "overload relay", with the model numberlook up the correct part. i would also check with oyour manual perhaps you have an extended warr. on your compressor assembly( comes with a new overload relay)..

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