KitchenAid is one of the leading home kitchen appliance brands in the world. Their refrigerators are top of the line, offering many great features and great quality. However, there are still some possible problems that we will mention along with their possible solutions.
When your refrigerator isn’t working, just take a look at its power cord and ensure that it is plugged into a working outlet. If you’re not sure, just unplug it, try the outlet with a lamp and plug it back in. Look for the temperature controls inside the top right corner of your KitchenAid refrigerator. Use the plus or the minus to set the proper temperatures of the refrigerator and the freezer. The freezer should be set to 0 degrees and the refrigerator to 38 degrees. Naturally, you have to wait for about 24 hours for the refrigerator and the freezer to reach these temperatures.
Some people report problems with their ice-makers. If it stopped making ice, make sure you checked the wire arm shutoff. When the arm is in the up position, the ice-maker is turned off. So, push it down and turn it on.
If there are stuck ice cubes in the ice-maker’s ejector arm, just take a plastic spoon and remove them. If your ice-maker or your water dispenser isn’t working, the problem could be in the water supply behind the refrigerator.
Ensure that the water supply valve is completely opened. When your ice-maker starts making discolored ice, or if it tastes or smells funny, change its water filter. The water filter is located in the upper right corner of your KitchenAid refrigerator.
You should turn it on for around two minutes to drive the water in the system. Turn the filter counterclockwise to take it off and then put in a new filter while turning it clockwise into place.
Remember to never chip or dig ice from around the evaporator with sharp tool. It could rupture and you will probably have to buy a new refrigerator.
If you have an issue with doors that will not close, maybe you should try clearing food or drink containers first.
When they are difficult to open, try wiping the door gaskets with a cloth soaked in soapy water. The food or the drinks that you spilled can stick on the gaskets and cause trouble.
When the refrigerator is running, but it is not cold, there could be a number of problems. First check the cold control, maybe it is broken and it is not shutting off. If it is warm, check the fan in the freezer. Listen to make sure it is running, because it should move the air from the freezer to the refrigerator. If it is not running, you probably have a defrost problem, where it cannot blow through the coils. Therefore, you should take the back panel off and remove clean the coils.
We hope we helped you to at least figure out what the problem is and how it can be resolved. If there is something you are not comfortable with, you should probably call a professional and have him take care of the problem with your KitchenAid refrigerator.