Kitchenaid Refrigerator, Freezer, Ice Maker Repair
KitchenAid Refrigerator Repair Service in Pacific Palisades, 90272
Broke your Kitchenaid refrigerator or freezer? KitchenAid refrigerators and freezers break down all the time. Our company Service Masters Appliance offers a quick and trusted service in Pacific Palisades. We go through these problems all the time with Kitchenaid refrigerators and freezers. If you want to contact us now, our number is 310-477-0670. Below are some of the most common problems we see in KitchenAid refrigerators and freezers that we have seen in our experience.
The first problem we encounter frequently is owners not testing the voltage and continuity. Not testing the voltage and continuity can lead to faulty units that do not turn on correctly. Voltage is generally overlooked as most owners do not test leads on their two metal contacts located within a live power source. Just like a wall outlet or a motor you are testing for voltage. If you are getting power through the VOM, the meter will indicate power and will show you a steady reading.
For continuity, most owners do not have a steady flow of electricity from the power source back to the Kitchenaid appliance, in this case the refrigerator of freezer. If you wanted to test if power was flowing from the appliance to the power source, you would need to disconnect the power cable and isolate the appliance first. You will also need to get metal leads from a power scale and put the metal leads on the power unit. If you see a reading, it will indicate power there. Most home owners do not test their power source and it will show no power coming from the source itself. This is a big reason why a lot of these units do not work properly.
The next thing you want to do is get a clip-on ammeter and figure out if power is flowing correctly from the power source to the refrigerator or freezer unit. Do not remove the ammeter component from the refrigerator and clip one side of the ammeter around one lead only. Make sure the other side of the ammeter is connected to a power source. If your unit has good continuity it will draw a significant amount of amperage as the heater on the ammeter will start glowing. If there is no continuity the component is not operating and there is a break located somewhere in the circuit, thus drawing in no amps.
Make sure while doing this, you turn your refrigerator to the energy saver to the economy position so it shuts off the anti-sweat mullion heaters. When you close the refrigerator door to make sure the lights are off, set the defrost timer to defrost mode so you can halt the compression and energize the defrost heater. What we are testing here is if there is a flow of electricity coming to and forth the refrigerator unit to the power source. This method applies the same for Kitchen-aid freezers.
Our biggest advice while doing these repair and safety procedures is make sure you have the right precautions. Always pull the plug or trip the breaker on any refrigerator or freezer that you are disassembling by yourself. If you want to re-energize your refrigerator in the future, make sure any bar wires or terminals are very well insulted. You need to energize your unit only enough to do the test you are performing. Make sure the power is always disconnected and never take any chances.
Also do not take a chisel or knife and chip out the ice from around the evaporator unit. You will end up poking a hole into the evaporator and you will most likely need to buy a whole new refrigerator or freezer unit in the long run. Always use hot water or a blow dryer to melt the ice after you have unplugged and discharged the power safely. You can always remove large chunks of ice by hand but in our experience we see lots of customers destroy their refrigerators beforehand because they end up puncturing the evaporator units.
Another important precaution to take is re-install any removed duck seals, Styrofoam insulation, and heat shields. They were there to protect the unit and for a big reason. Many customers damage their refrigerators because they forget to reapply these. This ends up in another huge common problem which is not replacing parts. If you see something in your manual that encourages you to replace a part, go ahead and replace it. If you see a fan in your motor that has stopped, always figure out why it has stopped and replace it. If you do not reinstall or fix it, you will run a high risk of it damaging your unit.
Ultimately, the biggest problems are going to be power issues, defrost problems, or dead fan issues. These problems can reappear again and if you continue to ignore them, you may end up buying a new refrigerator or freezer unit because you continue to delay the inevitable. If you want us to help you, call us at 310-477-0670 for the residents of Pacific Palisades, and Service Masters Appliance is here to help your Kitchenaid refrigerator repair.
Service Masters Appliance
Phone Number: 310-477-0670
Monday – Friday 7AM – 7PM
Saturday 7AM – 3PM
Sunday 7AM – 3PM