Question about KitchenAid KSSS36FMX / KSSS36FMB Side by Side Refrigerator
The evaporator coils have likely iced up from the room air let in which insulates them and makes the refrigeration inefficient. If this is a frost free, it should correct itself in a day or at least improve. If not a service call is probably the best course of action. Also get an independent thermometer so you know the actual temperatures if the built in thermometers are in question.
Posted on May 18, 2011
There are several factors that can cause the issue that you have right now with your machine. The common and easiest one to address are dirty condenser coil. To fix this problem, a little cleaning is all that is needed. When the room temperature is cooler the air going over the condenser coil will still get enough heat away to keep the refrigerator cooling. However when the room starts to heat up and the air does not absorb as much of the heat the refrigerator will start to get warmer.
Make sure that the refrigerator has enough air clearance on all sides. Ensure that air can flow over and between the shelves as well as over the items stored there. Overfilling the refrigerator or freezer will result in inefficient and inadequate cooling.
Verify that the door light switch is working properly. Push the switch with your finger to verify the light is turning off. If the light stays on, it will actually warm the interior of the refrigerator. If the door is misaligned or the switch malfunctions, the refrigerator may become warm as a result of the non-operation of the evaporator fan and the heat generated by the interior light.
Also, do not forget to check the door seals. The seal should make smooth continuous contact with the refrigerator case. When the seal does not seal completely, warm air enters the appliance. This results in more frequently compressor operation and possibly the inability of the appliance to maintain proper temperature. If the door seal does not seal properly, the door may need to be realigned or the seal replaced.
Hope it helps.
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Posted on May 18, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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