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My Kitchen Aid Built-In Refrigerator Isn’t Cooling Properly

If your Kitchen Aid built-in refrigerator isn’t cooling properly there are a few things that could be causing the issue. Keep reading for simple troubleshooting options and then contact American Appliance Repair at 800-640-9934 if you need advanced assistance.

Check to See if the Power Supply is Connected

First and foremost, check the most common issue: A cord that is unplugged or is not plugged into a three-prong outlet. In order for your unit to work correctly, it will need a 115 Volt, 60 Hz., AC only 15- or 20-amp fused, grounded electrical supply. Keep in mind that:

  • Ideally you would have a separate circuit handling only your ice refrigerator.
  • Do not use an outlet that can be turned off with a switch.
  • Do not use an extension cord.
  • Check the outlet to be sure it is working by plugging in a lamp or other small appliance that will instantly confirm if an outlet is working correctly.

Check to See if the Circuit Breaker or a Fuse has Blown or Tripped

Look to see if your household circuit breaker or GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupt) has tripped. If you see that it has, reset it. If the refrigerator is on a fuse box, look to see if this fuse has blown. If it has, replace it if you need to. If this issue persists then you will need to contact an electrician.

Check to Make Sure the Refrigerator is Turned On

If you find that your Kitchen Aid built-in refrigerator is not cooling correctly, make sure it is turned on. It may need to be turned on manually if there was a power surge or a power outage. It may also have been accidentally turned off during cleaning.

Check to Make Sure the Controls Are Set Correctly for the Conditions

The temperature controls on your Kitchen Aid built-in refrigerator are preset at the factory. They are generally set to “mid” settings, which should work for most households. You know the settings are correct when they keep your beverages at a temperature you like.

If need to change the temperature, do so and then wait 24 hours before readjusting to allow the refrigerator to settle at the new temperature. If you want the refrigerator colder, adjust the control to the next highest setting, or adjust it to the next lowest setting if you want it less cold. Then wait 24 hours to see if this has worked.

Call for Help

If none of these troubleshooting options have helped then it is likely time to contact American Appliance Repair at 800-640-9934 for help from the professionals.