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Author Topic: KitchenAid kbfs22ewms5 not cooling, out of things I know to check  (Read 139 times)

Offline rossocarne

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Hello

So my KitchenAid fridge has just stopped cooling, not really sure why. Here's the things I've checked thus far:

Condensor coil - cleaned all the dust and that
Condensor fan - runs and blows lots of air out the back
Evaporator fan - runs, blows air up
Evaporator coil - no ice on coil or fins, coil to and from was very iced over when I checked it, cleared all that ice
Compressor - unit is hot to touch, definitely feels like it's running, supply is cold, discharge is hot to touch

Looks to me like all the rotating equipment is running fine. I don't know if maybe there is a coolant leak, but I didn't see any coolant on the floor or anything.

What else can I check?

Thanks

Offline Dash

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Re: KitchenAid kbfs22ewms5 not cooling, out of things I know to check
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2020, 09:56:00 AM »
Compressor may not be running though it is hot.  That situation would be caused by a bad compressor start relay.  Another possibility is that the sealed system has a leak.  The high side pipe coming out of the compressor may be hot because the compressor is hot.