Question about KitchenAid Refrigerators
Probably the best thing to do unless you paid a lot for the attempted repair.
Posted on Aug 18, 2017
Andeb, couple of things you want to check. Is the fan in the freezer section running? Take the lower back panel off and see if the condensor fan is running as well as the compressor. As long as you tilted it only slightly I would think this is a fan or overload relay problem. Check the things I mentioned and post back...Catriver.
Posted on Aug 21, 2006
SOURCE: Refrigerator trips GFI outlet
unlikely to be the defrost timer. more likely to be the defrost element. try disconnecting the element and see if it trips then. could be of course a wiring fault - frayed wires etc
Posted on Jun 19, 2007
also check defrost timer,defrost thermostat. In
most newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board.
If the heater and thermostat are ok it’ll be the control.
Posted on Jul 01, 2009
A refrig cannot pull 40 amps in defrost , unless there is a direct short in the defrost system ( timer , heater , bimetal ) . I would use an extention cord ( for test purposes only ) , and try a different plug . Sounds like the circuit breaker is weak . In defrost , the MOST you should get , is 6 amps . This will not throw a 40 amp breaker . If you have an amp meter , remove the back refrig panel behind the refrig , and connect to one of the power cord lines (just not the green ground ) , turn into defrost and check the amps . This will tell you if short is in refrig , or weak breaker .
Posted on Sep 06, 2009
SOURCE: Kitchen Aid model KSRJ25CNST00
HI. your unit is equipped with a defrost thermostat that is wired directly to the control board/PCb, and linked to the defrost element as well. this thermostat has failed, in return, not allowing the proper transfer of correct temp readings that the control uses to calculate the proper defrost cycle.
Replacing the defrost thermostat(Bi Metal) will fix this issue.
Posted on Sep 06, 2009
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