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Product Help | KitchenAid

Motor or Compressor Runs too Much - Side by Side Refrigerator

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New Refrigerator, More Efficient

Remember that your new refrigerator will run longer than your old one due to its high-efficiency motor. 

Your new refrigerator has been designed with a high-efficiency compressor to optimize energy and better regulate temperatures to match cooling demand. You may notice that it operates differently than your previously owned refrigerator. It is normal for the high-efficiency compressor to run for extended periods of time at varying speeds in order to consume only the energy necessary for optimum efficiency.

Is the refrigerator located in a garage?

This refrigerator is designed for indoor, household use only.  It is intended for use in a location where the temperature ranges from a minimum of 55°F (13°C) to a maximum of 110°F (43°C).  Operating the refrigerator outside of the recommended temperature range may result in improper temperatures, temperature fluctuation and/or the refrigerator to not operate at peak performance.  

Is the refrigerator located near a heat source?

It is recommended that you do not install the refrigerator near an oven, radiator, or other heat sources. For best performance, do not install the refrigerator behind a cabinet door or block the base grille.

Is there enough air circulation space around the refrigerator?

To ensure proper ventilation for your refrigerator, allow for space on each side and at the top. When installing your refrigerator next to a fixed wall, leave the minimum clearance on each side to allow for the door to swing open.  Please refer to the Owner's Manual or Installation Instructions for the specific requirements for your Refrigerator.  

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   To ensure proper ventilation for your refrigerator, allow for space on each side and at the top. When installing your refrigerator next to a fixed wall, leave the minimum clearance on each side to allow for the door to swing open.                       

Have new food and/or beverages been recently added?

  • Adding a large amount of food o