KitchenAid is one of the best refrigerators available in the market, however, sometimes repair issues are inevitable. Actually, there are several reasons why a KitchenAid refrigerator isn’t cooling enough. If you are fortunate, you can identify the source and solution to this warm unit on your own. Here are the common reasons why you have a unit not cooling.
Dirty Condenser Coils
This is one of the recurrent causes of a fridge not cooling. The condenser chills are responsible for spreading the heat. But when they become a thick layer of debris and dirt, they serve their purpose. So, the fridge has to take the slack and operate extra hard to maintain its temperature. If the refrigerator should operate constantly, the temperature inside spikes, warming the stored items.
Once this is the issue, clean the condenser coils so that they function well. You will locate the coils below the fridge. Clear the dirt and other debris with a vacuum hose to bottle brush to remove the debris inside. In order to prevent future complications, we recommend biannual cleaning of the condenser coils of your KitchenAid refrigerator.
The thermistor regulates the temperature inside your refrigerator. It gives the control board a message that alternately directs what the compressor and evaporator fan need to do to keep the right temperature. A broken thermistor may send an inaccurate reading to the control board, affecting its regular operation. When the evaporator fan and compressor won’t operate if they are expected to, the temperature of the refrigerator will continue to spike.
You can assess the thermistor using a multimeter and confirm if it is correct. It will require replacement once there is no progression or the reading is inaccurate. You may secure a new thermistor from appliance stores or hire a professional to change it for you.
Defective Evaporator Fan Motor
The evaporator fan motor is an essential component of your KitchenAid refrigerator. It takes in some air over the evaporator coils and spreads the cool air inside the unit, maintaining things at the ideal temperature. You may observe that the refrigerator is warm but the freezer is chilling when the evaporator fan motor breaks down.
Look for the evaporator fan and turn the blade. When it doesn’t move, the motor must be changed. Noise is a sign of a defective motor as well. When this is the situation, change the evaporator fan motor.
When you have done all the troubleshooting steps and your KitchenAid refrigerator is not cooling, it may be the best time to contact an expert. A highly-trained technician of KitchenAid Appliance Repair Professionals will be able to properly identify the issue and fix it, and you can finally take the cold beverage on a hot summer day! Also check out services for KitchenAid appliance repair, Kitchenaid cooktop repair, or KitchenAid stove repair.