Refrigerators are an essential appliance in the modern home offering a convenient and reliable way of keeping food fresher for a longer time. There are instances where the KitchenAid refrigerator can be dangerous especially when used to store food items. Frozen food in the refrigerator can be a frequent issue that many people experience and could lead to a variety of issues , such as food spoilage, freezer burn and a loss of flavor and texture. In this article, we will explore the reasons why your refrigerator from KitchenAid may be storing food in a freezer and the steps you can take to prevent this from happening. We will also offer ideas on how to organize and store your KitchenAid refrigerator to ensure that your food stays fresh and delicious. Whether you are a seasoned cook or just starting out, understanding how your KitchenAid fridge works and how you can avoid freezing food items can help you to save money, cut down on food waste, and relish your meals to the max.
01 01 KitchenAid Refrigerator Thermostat for Temperature Control
The thermostat for temperature control directs the voltage to the compressor, evaporator fan motor, and condenser fan motor (if relevant). The thermostat controlling temperature may not be operating properly, and the refrigerant system might run longer than it should. The refrigerator made by KitchenAid can become cold. To identify if the thermostat defective, turn the thermostat from the lowest setting to the most high setting and look for the sound of a click. If the thermostat is clicking, it is not likely defective. For a check of continuity, you can employ a multimeter and verify that the thermostat is functioning. Replace the thermostat if it can not have continuity in any setting.
02 – KitchenAid Refrigerator Thermistor
The thermistor monitors air temperature and sends the data to the control board. Based on the temperature readings taken by the thermosistor, the control board controls the power supply for the compressor fan as well as the evaporator fan. The compressor and fan might operate too frequently when the thermistor has been damaged. As a result, the refrigerator will be too cool. Examine the multimeter to determine if it’s in error. The thermistor’s resistance is expected to change with KitchenAid refrigerator’s temperature. If the resistance of the thermistor doesn’t change, or if the thermistor fails to have continuity, then replace the thermistor.
03 – KitchenAid Refrigerator Main Control Board
The control board that is the main culprit could be inoperable. The issue is not always due to the control board. Before replacing the control board make sure to test all components which are likely to be in a state of deficiency. If any component is not damaged, then you can replace the main control board.
04 – KitchenAid Refrigerator Temperature Control Board
The temperature control board supplies voltage to the motors of the fan and compressor. The control board may be unable to supply voltage to the compressor as well as fan motors. The refrigerator of KitchenAid may become too cold. Control boards are frequently misdiagnosed. Prior to replacing the control board, test the other frequently defective components. If none of the other components is defective, consider replacing the temperature control board.
05 – KitchenAid Temperature set too cold
The KitchenAid refrigerator temperature controller can be set to a warmer setting. A lot of models have a suggested temperature setpoint, which is usually between 34 and 38 degrees Fahrenheit. It takes 24 hours for the temperature setting to take effect.
06 – KitchenAid Refrigerator Fan Motor
The KitchenAid refrigerator’s fan motor draws air from cold coils, and then cools it. To keep food fresh the air is circulated through the refrigerator and freezer compartments in the KitchenAid. If the evaporator fan motor is damaged, the cold air from the refrigerator or freezer evaporator coils can migrate through the air ducts into the bottom of the refrigerator . This can chill the food. It is suggested to test rotating the fan blades of the evaporator to check if they are spinning freely. If they do not, then it’s likely the motor’s bearings have become stuck and the motor will need to be repaired. It is also possible to make use of a multimeter for testing the motor for electrical continuity. A motor that has no electrical continuity won’t work and you’ll have to install a new one.
07 – Food Items that are too close to vents
Leave enough space between vents of air and food items. Certain foods are susceptible to freezing when placed close to the cold air vent.
08 08 KitchenAid Refrigerator Damper
The damper opens and closes so that it can let the appropriate quantity of chilled air in the KitchenAid refrigerator compartment. The refrigerator won’t cool down in the event that the damper remains open. The refrigerator from KitchenAid will get too cold. The damper should be checked to determine if it is broken or stuck open.
09 – KitchenAid Refrigerator Damper Controller Assembly
The air damper control opens and closes to allow the right amount of cold air into the KitchenAid refrigerator compartment. If the damper does not shut properly, it could let excessive cold air in the refrigerator. Verify the damper’s control to determine if it is damaged or is stuck open.
10 – KitchenAid Refrigerator Defrost Thermostat
The temperature of the evaporator coils is controlled by the thermostat for defrost in the KitchenAid refrigerator. When the coils fall below an appropriate temperature the thermostat’s contacts are closed to allow power to flow to the heater during defrost. The thermostat may not permit the voltage to reach the heaters for defrost. This could cause the coils in the evaporator to be frozen, which could lead to cooling and loss of air. To determine if the thermostat is defective, use a multimeter to test it for continuity of electrical power. If the thermostat for defrost does not show continuity once it reaches the low temperature within the operating range, then replace it.