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My KitchenAid refrigerator runs continuously and gets very cold, whichever setting I use. I checked the coils and they are

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Old 12-21-2012, 06:41 PM
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Model Number: KBCA06XPBS00   Brand: Kitchen Aid   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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My KitchenAid refrigerator runs continuously and gets very cold, whichever setting I use.

I checked the coils and they are clean. I also changed the thermostat for a new one. I checked and the seal is good and the light switch is in the proper position.

Here is what happens:
- Refrigerator runs continuously and temperature is colder than what I need, despite the setting being on the highest temperature
- If I switch off the refrigerator using the temperature control to the "off" position, and then switch it back on, then the cooling system does not start.
- Once the refrigerator starts warming up (after several hours), then the cooling system starts again and will not stop.

I am tempted to buy a timer which will program the refrigerator to switch off every so many hours but I would rather find a proper solution to the problem. Any suggestion?


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Old 12-22-2012, 09:37 AM
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Either you have sealed system problems or a sticking cold control. Mesure the stabilized freezer temperature and post.
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:45 PM
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Either you have sealed system problems or a sticking cold control. Mesure the stabilized freezer temperature and post.

It's a refrigerator only - no freezer section. I checked the temperarature with a refrigerator thermometer and it shows 30. I am not convinced of the accuracy so I am going to try again with water.
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ok - was out of town a few days. I now checked the temperature with water and it reads 34. Setting is still on warmest level.
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Ok, all evidence points to a sticking cold control 4344725 You can try spraying the control with non-residue contact cleaner available at Walmart, just turn the control while spraying.
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:40 PM
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Thank you richappy. Do I just spray the connectors? That seems too easy to be true.
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Just spray the control, it helps to use the red tube that comes with it so you can direct it at any tiny opening in the control.
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