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Kssc42qms01 side-by-side. About a month ago refridgerator side was too warm. Removed top grill and cleaned coils. All was fine until today. High temp warning (beep) and both compartments now reading 50-60 degrees. I have searched the net for diagnostics and found instructions that would have me first press the filter reset button and then the Power button holding both for 3 seconds or until a beep sounds. A beep occurs as soon as the Power button is pressed, even while first holding down the filter reset button. The unit just powers down. Can someone please help with the diagnostics mode specific to the Kitchenaid KSSC42QMS01 model? Any help deeply appreciated!

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I just checked my sheets on this unit, this unit has to be turn off first, turn it back on and can only enter the service mode within 13 second after power up. Hold the filter rest then power button for three second. I hope this helps. Good Luck

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SOURCE: kitchenaid KSSC42QMS01 refer is beeping. display

three things to check out.
1)the fan wiring's are they getting cut in between or burnt or short.
2)if the wires are proper ,then its faulty fan motor the Fan needs replacement.
3) if the compressor relay is faulty then also fan will not work.the relay is located beside the fan and compressor.
if not familiar with checking a local repair technician familiar with your brand /model is advisable.
to get required parts you can get it from
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its a common problem occurs many times and checking /replacing the listed parts solves the problem.
This will help. Thanks please keep updated.please do rate the solution positively .thank you for using fixya.

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Weak compressor is other possibility.Because when compressor starts it takes more load and if its weak then it will trip the circuit breaker.But as mentioned that control board is replaced.Then i suggest recheck the control board connections.If the control board connection is not connected properly then it will trip.I agree the control board is new and its working, but in some rare cases the new board itself comes faulty.Get the power to board checked and power to the compressor checked.If main board is replaced perfectly then it indicates towards compressor shorting.Remove and reconnect the compressor connection to the relay and connect relay connections back to the power cord.------
------------ A bad breaker often will be warm to the touch. Sometimes you will hear them arcing a little under load. A little "sizzling" sound. If the breaker is warm to the touch then I suspect the breaker.But if breaker is normal then i suspect problem is compressor getting short and tripping the breaker.Re check main board and compressor connections.------- This will help.Thanks.Helpmech.

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