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etherist

Member Since 29 Jul 2013
Offline Last Active Aug 01 2013 04:18 PM

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In Topic: Kitchenaid 42" built-in fridge starts and stops constantly

30 July 2013 - 05:54 PM

Thanks for the diagnostic tips, have not had a chance to try those out yet.

 

Spannerwrench: I can't tell if the compressor keeps running after the fan stops, because the fan is basically always running.  When I say the fan "stops", it's for about half a second - the fan slows a little, but then it clicks back on right away.

 

I did use an infrared thermometer today to verify.  The fridge has been set to 37F in fridge, 4F in freezer for sevreal days.  Measured temps were 36-37 in fridge, but way too cold in freezer: -6F to - 12F.  The freezer is pretty full, but not so full that it is restricting airflow, I think.  I will beg my wife not to restock it quite so aggressively and see if the freezer side stays that cold.


In Topic: Kitchenaid 42" built-in fridge starts and stops constantly

29 July 2013 - 11:11 PM

I just took the upper cover off and watched for a while.  The fan is turning, then it stops for a half-second, not even to a stop, then immediately starts back up again.  Each cycle is a random length.  Just now when I was watching, it cycled for 15 seconds, then 2, then 30, then 5, then 5, then 10, then over a minute, then 5 seconds, then whatever.  It's constantly clicking on and off.

 

If y'all think this is something I can do myself?  Is there an easy part swap that might do it?

 

Or should I just wait for it to fail?  That seems like the wrong approach.  But what I'm afraid of is to pay $100 for someone to come to the house and tell me "nope, they all do that, get used to it."



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