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KitchenAid 12828154 Use And Care Manual page 21

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The dispenser water is not cool enough
Has the refrigerator been newly installed? Allow 24 hours
for the refrigerator to cool completely.
Has a large amount of water been recently dispensed?
Allow 24 hours for the water to cool completely.
Has water not been recently dispensed? The first glass of
water may not be cool. Discard the first glass of water.
The divider between the two compartments is warm
The warmth is probably due to normal operation of the automatic
exterior moisture control.
Temperature is too warm
Are the air vents blocked in either compartment? This
obstructs cold air movement between the compartments.
Move objects away from the air vents. See "Ensuring Proper
Air Circulation" for air vent locations.
Are the door(s) opened often? The refrigerator will warm
when this occurs. Keep the refrigerator cool by getting all
items out at one time, keeping food organized, and closing
the door as soon as possible.
Has a large amount of food just been added to the
refrigerator or freezer? Adding a large amount of food
warms the refrigerator. It can take several hours for the
refrigerator to return to the normal temperature.
Are the controls set correctly for the surrounding
conditions? See "Using the Control(s)," depending on your
model.
There is interior moisture buildup
Are the air vents blocked in the refrigerator? Remove any
objects from in front of the air vents. See "Ensuring Proper Air
Circulation" for air vent locations.
Are the door(s) opened often? Avoid humidity buildup by
getting all items out at one time, keeping food organized, and
closing the door as soon as possible.
Is the room humid? It is normal for moisture to build up
inside the refrigerator when the room air is humid.
Is the food packaged correctly? Check that all food is
securely wrapped. Wipe off damp food containers before
placing them in the refrigerator.
Is the control set correctly for the surrounding
conditions? See "Using the Control(s)," depending on your
model.
Was a self-defrost cycle completed? It is normal for
droplets to form after the refrigerator self-defrosts.
The doors are difficult to open
WARNING
Explosion Hazard
Use nonflammable cleaner.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
Are the gaskets dirty or sticky? Clean gaskets and the
surface that they touch. Rub a thin coat of paraffin wax on the
gaskets following cleaning.
The doors will not close completely
Are food packages blocking the door open? Rearrange
containers so that they fit more tightly.
Is the ice bin out of position? Push the ice bin in all the way.
Are the crisper cover, pans, shelves, bins, or baskets out
of position? Put these items into their correct positions. See
"Refrigerator Features" for more information.
Are the gaskets sticking? Clean gaskets and the surface
that they touch. Rub a thin coat of paraffin wax on the
gaskets following cleaning.
Does the refrigerator wobble or seem unstable? Level the
refrigerator. See "Adjust the Doors."
Were the doors removed during product installation and
not properly replaced? Remove and replace the doors
according to "Refrigerator Doors," or call a qualified service
technician.
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