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KUWS24LSBS14 Kitchen Aid wine cooler only works when tilted

Press1

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Joined
Mar 17, 2021
Messages
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Location
Ligonier, PA
Model Number
KUWS24LSBS14
Brand
KitchenAid
Age
6-10 years
I have a 9 year-old Kitchen Aid wine cooler that stopped getting cold enough. (It does cool a little). Looks like the compressor is not running.
I tilted the unit to clean underneath and the compressor came on (makes a “clanging” noise). It turns out that the compressor only runs when the unit is tilted and stops when you try to stand the unit upright.
Time to get a new wine cooler? Is it worth replacing the compressor? Everything else looks good.
Thanks!!!
Joe
 

rickgburton

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Location
Murray, Utah 84107, United States
The compressor is part of the sealed system. Sealed system repairs are expensive and will often exceed the machines value. Time to get a new one.
 

Press1

Premium Member
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Messages
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Location
Ligonier, PA
The compressor is part of the sealed system. Sealed system repairs are expensive and will often exceed the machines value. Time to get a new one.
Thanks! Just ordered one. Found out that even if I did want to repair it, the parts are not available.

lesson learned! You can buy a wine cooler for $500 or $2500. They all last 8-10 years...
 
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