20 Most Recent Roper RT14DKX Top Freezer Refrigerator Questions & Answers


just plug it out over night,but be wary that iit will produce alot of water

Roper RT14DKX... | Answered on Aug 28, 2012


NOTE: This
is a multi-solution answer since I don't have all the tech from your question to pinpoint your problem
But the solution is in here generically, if you read and study the solutions very,very carefully.

Sounds like the cold control has stuck . Unplug the two wires from the cold control and plug them together. Turn one wire over and plug it into the other. away from the cold control.
The cold control is the knob in the ref that turns it on and off and has numbers on it. (Thermostat)
If it runs then that cold control (Thernostat) is the problem.
If that doesn't work DO THIS:
The relay on the compressor may need replaced
A relay starts the compressor with a higher voltage and then quickly kicks out
Thats what is happening with yours
Its best for a tech to replace The relay but you can do it
Take your model number to your Local Appliance parts store they will have a diagram
showing you how to install the relay. Its called a hard start relay
also try hooking the two wires together on the cold control to route around the cold control.

If you need more help GO HERE:

http://www.applianceaid.com/procedures.html

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Roper RT14DKX... | Answered on Sep 19, 2011


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The cold control needs replacing. Thats the knob with the numbers that turn the Ref OFF and ON.
What I do is call my local Appliance Parts Store with my model no. They are extremely helpful .
Get freezer and ref thermometer. Ref is probably too cold.
Freezer should be 0 to 10 degrees. Ref 33 to 35
If you need more help, Go here:
http://www.applianceaid.com/procedures.html

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WATER SPLASHING IN FREEZER AT ICEMAKER
THE FILL TUBE IN BACK OF REFRIGERATOR CAN SLIP
AGAINST THE FILL RESERVOIR CAUSING A PARTIAL BLOCKAGE
OR BECOME CLOGGED WITH ICE.
REMOVE THE ICEMAKER AND INSPECT THE FILL TUBE.
RUN WATER IN TUBE TO ELININATE BLOCKAGE AND CHECK
TEMP IN FREEZER. IF TEMP IS BELOW 0 DEGREES, THATS
OVERKILL AND USUALLY A WASTE OF ELECTRICITY TO KEEP IT THAT COLD, NOT TO MENTION THE FILL TUBE FREEZING UP
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Roper RT14DKX... | Answered on Aug 31, 2011


Hello,
That is going to be a problem with one of the components in the automatic defrost system. It is supposed to automatically defrost. Turning it off overnight to melt it will defiently help. If you are mechinacally inclined here is what to check.

DEFROST HEATER ...remove back wall of freezer and you will see a black heater at the bottom of the coil thats frosted up,it looks similar to the bake element in your oven,or in some cases it is going to be a spiraled wires inside of a glass tube. To check it,use a multimeter set to the lowest ohms of resistiance setting and follow and find the wires at the top of that frosted coil,unplug/disconnect those wires and check for continuty with around 5-20 ohms of resistiance. If it has that amount of ohms the heater is good. If your meter display does not change or displays OL the defrost heater is broke and needs to be replaced

DEFROST TERMINATION THERMOSTAT... it's round and has 2 wires and clips to the top of that frosted up coil. IT MUST BE CHECKED WHEN COLD SO BEST TO DO WHEN FROST IS STILL BUILT UP. To check it disconnect the wires on it and check for ZERO ohms of resistiance. As with the heater if the meter display OL or doesnt change,it is the problem

DEFROST CONTROL...it is hard to check for a semi unskilled person and if the heater or defrost t-stat check good its going to be the problem. It will NOT be in the freezer it could be on back wall or inside the control panel in the refrigerator section.

Good luck,
Gene

Roper RT14DKX... | Answered on Aug 14, 2011


Hi, There can be many reasons why your refrigerator is freezingyour food. To see what could be happening and to figure out how to possibly fixyour problem. Take a look at this tip which contains many of the causes andsolutions to fix the problems.

Refrigeratoris Too Cold and Freezing Food
heatman101

Roper RT14DKX... | Answered on Aug 14, 2011


yes that sounds exactly like a burnt contact on the t-stat if you have a ohm meter you can check if by UNPLUGING REFRIGERATOR FROM POWER SUPPLY gain access to the t-stat,remove the 2 wires from it and check for ZERO ohms resistiance if it is anymore than that the t-stat if the problem

Roper RT14DKX... | Answered on Aug 10, 2011


Yes its possible that the defrost water instead of going down the drain properly, its clogging the airways. pull the covers off and see if the defrost drain is plugged or frozen. clear it if its plugged and make sure panels and gaskets go back on properly

Roper RT14DKX... | Answered on Jun 24, 2011


The most likely cause is that you have a defrost system failure or the evaporator fan is not operating. If the fan is turning it is most likely operating. To troubleshoot the defrost system, here are some links that should help you: The defrost heater is easy to check with an ohm meter. http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/freezer/check/defrostheater.php If you have continuity, then it is good.

http://www.ehow.com/how_4504020_test-refrigerator-defrost-timer.html is instructions on how to test the timer.

http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/refrigerator/check/defrosthermo.php is instruction on how to test the defrost thermostat.


You should also check to make sure the the condenser coils are clean and that air flow is good over it. I.E. the fan is operating, and not a lot of debrie on or around the condenser coils.

Hope this helps.

Roper RT14DKX... | Answered on Jun 16, 2011


Hi,

Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing thencheck out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...

Refrigerator Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair

Refrigerator Troubleshooting Refrigerator Compressor

Refrigerator Compressor Start Capacitor and Start Relay
Refrigerator or Freezer not Cooling or Getting Cold

heatman101

Roper RT14DKX... | Answered on Jun 12, 2011


Hi,

Check out these tips...they can help you figure out what is going wrong withyour refrigerator and why it is not cooling

Refrigeratornot Cooling or Fridge not Cooling

How to Defrost Refrigerator DefrostTimer Problem

WaterRunning in refrigerator from Freezer

Refrigeratoror Freezer not Cooling or Getting Cold
heatman101

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Roper RT14DKX... | Answered on Jun 12, 2011


grab a bowl and get ready for popcorn!!

Roper RT14DKX... | Answered on May 15, 2011


1) something died in the back of your fridge 2) your cooking is bad 3) your fridge doesn't like you 4) your fridge likes to fart 5) your fridge is old 6) Your fridge is trying to tell you something

Roper RT14DKX... | Answered on May 15, 2011


Check the dampers that control the air flow from freezer to the refrigerator compartment and make sure that they are open.

Roper RT14DKX... | Answered on May 14, 2011


have you tried to defrost the unit and see if that helps

Roper RT14DKX... | Answered on Mar 06, 2011


Hi,

Here is a tip that I wrote about refrigerators and the fan noise that they develop sometimes...

Refrigerator Fan Noise


heatman101

Roper RT14DKX... | Answered on Mar 04, 2011


Needs to be completely thawed for 2 days. Or wlse the circulator fan under the freezer panel inside freezer is not working. Take the plastic bottom of freezer out and let thaw. Then plug in fridge and check if the fan is running inside there. Do not poke around inside there or fridge will be punctured and ruined.

Roper RT14DKX... | Answered on Jan 28, 2011


Look behind the refrigerator at the coolant fan located on the bottom and remove any dust or lint slowing the fan down.

Roper RT14DKX... | Answered on Jan 02, 2011

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