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FIXED KSRG25FKSS18 KitchenAid - fridge side warm, freezer working

aguave

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Model Number
KSRG25FKSS18
Brand
KitchenAid
Age
More than 10 years
My Kitchenaid side by side is too warm on the fridge side, although freezing on freezer side.

There was plenty of frost on evaporator panel, I used a heatgun to expedite the defrosting. There was plenty of frost on the coils themselves, as shown in the picture.

The evaporator fan spins freely, but not sure how to correctly test the motor.

I have previously cleaned the coils on the bottom of the fridge, which were covered in dirt.

Thanks for any advice!
 

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Jake

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Looks like a auto-defrost part is out.

First ohm test the defrost thermostat, this is how we ohm test the defrost thermostat, read below.

Here's the multimeter I use:
Multimeter DM10T


You can get a multimeter at any hardware store too.

You would need to ohm test the defrost thermostat for continuity while its still covered in frost. Unplug your refrigerator first! If the defrost thermostat goes into the quick disconnect electrical connecter, just unsnap that quick disconnector and ohm test it in that quick disconnect electrical connecter. Its very easy, just follow the wires back from it, should be the PINK wire and BROWN wire, then put your meter probes in each of the two wires in the electrical connecter and see if the meter numbers move. Set the meter on the lowest ohms of resistance.

If the defrost thermostat is not frosty, you can still test it in a cup of ice water, watch the video below. You'd need to keep the defrost thermostat in the cup of ice water at least 5 minutes before ohm testing it.

Here's your (bi-metal)defrost thermostat for your model:
WPW10225581 Defrost Thermostat


Watch this video to ohm test your defrost thermostat if yours is NOT frosty:


Jake
 

aguave

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Hey Jake, that seemed to have solved my problem! Thanks so much!

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Jake

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Excellent @aguave glad to hear the new defrost thermostat fixed it.(y)

Thanks for the update and yes you can send it through the Donate Button and at bottom of the page, Thanks!

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Jake

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Thanks!

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