Yes that would be the next step.Werid you shut it off by the power switch and it comes on,but give it a try.WP1113466 if you buy the part from this company and it does not fixed it you can return it but lose the shipping both ways.Good luck.
Quote:( Also as an FYI the compressor never stops running while the freezer is not cooling. Only thing that turns compressor off is when the defrost timer hits it's 25 min defrost stage.) I am at a lost too.Unless someone else on here has a opinion please jump in.Was hoping it would be one of those parts you replaced but at this point maybe call for service.Sorry i could not help you get this thing up and running.
I am having the exact same situation with my side by side, but my model is kssp36qjs00. I have replaced the following myself and still have the problemBimetal switch, condenser fan, overload sensor, start relay, timer switch, and lastly the thermostat freezer sideAll ohms for compressor are normal range. I have the last part today which is the run capacitor. It is really funny that it is exactly the same as your troubles. Have you had the tech is for repairs? If so what was the trouble??Thank you in advance
The bimetal switch , is the defrost thermostat. The heater can only run during the 25 minutes it is in defrost. The bimetal switch opens when it reaches a predesignated tempature in the freezer thus turning off the heater and coming back on when the temp reaches much colder. Most are about 42 degrees or so and makes contact again about 15-20 degrees. Remember it is in a small part of the freezer so the upper temp comes quick. I to had the timer stop, which is why I changed it first. I will update later today after I receive the,run capacitor which is probably the last part to be able to be replaced by me. Next step is to decide if this does not fix it is to call a tech and is it worth repairing a 16 year old freezer or give in to a new 6-8000 dollar one
Still awaiting the capacitor, but Even when it was acting silly, there was NO frost buildup at all. It could well be the main board, but there are NO replacements at all for this. There are a few places that will repair it for you at about 100 to start, but at this pointI am probably willing to just throw up my hands and bite the bullet and get a new replacement one, which will be interesting as 36 inch is NOT a common size!!
http://www.partselect.com/Models/KSSC36MHS00/Sections/UPPER-UNIT/?ModelID=663995&ModelNum=KSSC36MHS00&mfgModelNum=&ManufactureID=3&Selected=RGQW1K57&Position=15&mfg=Whirlpool&Type=Refrigerator&Mark=15It looks as if that is also your replacement capacitor also! as I said will keep you informed
Mine also seemed to run continually... It was running before, but temperature was climbing, till I shut it off for 30 minutes and restartedFingers are crossed, and still going!
Just got off the phone with a place that will walk you through the repairs some times and he says what it sounds like is there is a FLOATING BLOCKAGE possible in the line. what that means is replacing the drier and purging the system and then a new drier and recharge system.... all at a great cost as licenses that they need and the refrigerant. Drier is "KitchenAid Refrigerator Filter Drier" BOUT 17-25 DOLLARS, BUT THE LABOR AND TIME AND if IT WORKS ARE THE WILD CARDS OH BY THE WAY IT IS climbing again so capacitor is not it!Will keep you abreast of final decision!!!!!