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KitchenAid #KSRS25IHWH02 Warm Fridge freezer fine!

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KitchenAid KSRS25IHWH02 FRIDGE. Air diffuser doesnot open or close. Does not have a thermostor to control air diffuser. Link to diffuser: http://www.repaircli...-2209751-%3d%3d.

I had ordered the diffuser from a local parts store and when i went to pick it up it had the same resistance readings as the one in the fridge so I thought I better do some more research.

Do the boards in this refrigerator have anything to do with the damper opening? If not then it must be the diffuser.?

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Damper is controled by refrigerator thermostat, When calling for cooling will energize damper motor causing it to open. Check your tech sheet for diagnostic mode for youtr unit. As long as evap motor is running n supply(damper) n return vents are open there should be cooling.Its not the motor in damper that burns out but door that slides close is what brakes. Heavy frost build could also lead to same senerio

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The evaporator fan runs. I think I will replace the defusser.

It has two thermostats one for fridge and one for freezer. They are not digital they are slide type controls.

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The damper was frozen had to unthaw with hairdryer. Could the door have broke when it was frozen and tried to open or close the door and broke the plastic?

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BAFFLE MODULE DIAGNOSTIC TEST

The diagnostic steps given below are for evaluating the Baffle Module.

Steps 4 and 5 include the settings and results.

If the results listed do not occur after putting the controls in the given settings,

then further in-depth diagnosis of the product is required.

Possible areas to evaluate include wiring connections to all electrical components,

freezer thermostat, defrost timer, baffle module, evaporator fan, condenser fan, and compressor.

STEP

1. VERIFY THAT THE PRODUCT IS NOT IN DEFROST.

2. OPEN THE REFRIGERATOR AND FREEZER DOORS SO THAT THE PRODUCT WARMS UP ENOUGH TO TRIP THE THERMOSTATS.

3. NOTE THE THERMOSTAT SETTINGS AND REMOVE THE CONTROL BOX FRONT COVER.

4 SET BOTH CONTROLS IN THE FOLLOWING MANNER, THEN CHECK FOR THE GIVEN RESULTS:

CONTROL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SETTING . . . . . . . . . COMPONENT RESULTS

FREEZER THERMOSTAT . . . . . . COLDER (FAR RIGHT) . . . . . BAFFLE DOOR . . 10 SECONDS CLOSED

REFRIGERATOR THERMOSTAT . . OFF (FAR LEFT) . . . . . . . . COMPRESSOR . . ON

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CONDENSER FAN ON

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EVAPORATOR FAN ON

5.

SET BOTH CONTROLS IN THE FOLLOWING MANNER. THEN CHECK THE OR THE GIVEN RESULTS:

CONTROL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SETTING . . . . . . . . . COMPONENT RESULTS

FREEZER THERMOSTAT. . . . . . . COLDER (FAR RIGHT) . . . . BAFFLE DOOR . . 10 SECONDS OPEN

REFRIGERATOR THERMOSTAT . . COLDER (FAR RIGHT) . . . . COMPRESSOR . . ON

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CONDENSER FAN ON

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EVAPORATOR FAN ON

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You'll need to replace the motorized damper assembly and try to determine as best the can the cause for the freezup. Possibilities include:

- bad gaskets

- door left ajar (especially if kids or teenagers in the house)

- sticking cold control

Motorized damper assembly part link... http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Vent-Damper/827263?modelNumber=KSRS25IHWH02

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The baffle door will close, but will not open. I had opened the door manually, and a while later it was closed. I opened it again manually. My guess is the plastic piece on the door broke when it was frozen shut.

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Thanks all for your help. Replaced the damper torn the old one apart it was a broken damper door. Working fine now.

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I love a happy ending.

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