Lights on not cooling
James S. • San Jose, CA • September 08, 2014
Appliance: KitchenAid Side-By-Side Refrigerator KSRS25FGBT01
My Repair & Advice
Took the screws off the back plate at the bottom and watched the YouTube video on how to remove the cover plate for the starter and overload on the back of the compressor. Ended up snapping the old cover plate (brittle plastic) so I was glad the "kit" came with a new one. I used a small flat-head screwdriver and carefully pried off the starter and overload, then, with the new ones in hand, took the wires off the old ones and immediately put them on the new ones so I didn't lose track (there is an extra pin). I pushed the overload on first, then the starter and replaced the cover. I plugged in the fridge and could hear that the compressor was now starting up correctly. I used the shop vac and cleaned out the lint and dirt under the fridge and put the back panel back on. All in all it took about 20 minutes and was very easy.
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