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you ned to have it serviced it sounds like the defrost heater has shorted out tn the freezzer compartment.

Roper RS22AQXKQ... | Answered on Feb 24, 2009

It's the pump for the icemaker/water dispenser. When it goes bad, it just starts pumping water into your icemaker until it overflows into your freezer. You simply have to replace the pump. It's happened to mine twice.

You can very easily replace the pump yourself in about 3 to 5 minutes, and the pump only costs about 48 dollars.

Here's a link to the cheapest place to buy the pump: http://www.easyapplianceparts.com/MultiModels.aspx?ModelNum=RS22AQXKQ&searchTerm=&RefineSearch=0

The first time I had this repaired, the repairman charged me over 300 dollars. I did it myself the last time. All I used was a pair of pliers.

Good luck!

Roper RS22AQXKQ... | Answered on Feb 10, 2009

Are you sure you have the RIGHT Filter cartridge? If so, does your system have a water dispenser and if so.. is that working? If not.. some but not all ice makers have a test button under the removable service cover.. If your has that..press it and it should fill your ice tray directly after that.. If it doesn't then.. are you sure you have water back on to the system? can you reinstall the old filiter as a quick test to see if that's the problem?.. Thru a few ideas at you and hope one of them will get you going with ice.. BTW.. some systems take a pretty long time to cycle thru ( fill the air cavities with water , before they show any sign of life..meaning ice cubes)
Hope that helps !

Roper RS22AQXKQ... | Answered on Feb 04, 2009


Roper RS22AQXKQ... | Answered on Jan 29, 2009

if the unit is making this noise get the modelk number and go to the paarts house and et a start relay for the unit, that should repair the problem

Roper RS22AQXKQ... | Answered on Jan 10, 2009

If the freezer is on top then empty out the freezer and remove the bottom and back liner of the freezer compartment usually phillips screws. In the back you will see the freezer coils along with a defrost element. Below these two items u will see a drip tray that collects water from the coils on defrost cycle, in the center of the pan will be a drain hole that connects to a hose that leads to a pan under the refrigerator.Normally the water is collected there and evaporated. The hole in the tray in the freezer is clogged. Thaw it and clean it until you can pour water in it and it goes to the pan down below. please rate me

Roper RS22AQXKQ... | Answered on Jan 09, 2009

I think the compressor is trying to protect itself; the refrigerant level is probably too low to allow operation. That would also explain the poor freezer performance.
If you are in the US, check your nearest Better Business Bureau website to locate a reliable service company and ask them what a recharge will cost you. I think that is all you need at the moment.

Roper RS22AQXKQ... | Answered on Dec 23, 2008

I had the same problem with a top freezer. I found that the thermostat was bad by tapping on the it at the setting knob. The defrost timer was replaced first which did not help (repairman put in a timer for a Frigadair which will not work in a Roper). If one is used for a frigadair as soon as it cycles it will not work again until it is unplugged and allowed to reset. I replaced both the thermostat and the right defrost timer. It has worked great for over 2 months.

Hope this helps.

Roper RS22AQXKQ... | Answered on Dec 01, 2008

On most you can gently,slowly and carefully pry the cover off to expose the screws underneath.

Roper RS22AQXKQ... | Answered on Oct 13, 2008

I cleaned condenser coils with vacum, emptied the defrost tray and vacumed all the dust from the unit, unplugging first of course. Now it is working just fine. Thank you fixya for all your help and postings.

I still can't find the model number anyplace on the unit. This unit is only 2 1/2 year old but no model number to be found on the unit. But

Roper RS22AQXKQ... | Answered on Oct 07, 2008

the water may have froze it up or the motor quit

Roper RS22AQXKQ... | Answered on Oct 06, 2008

Do you have a manual for the refrigerator to check he same

Roper RS22AQXKQ... | Answered on Sep 08, 2008

clean the coils under the machine and make sure the airflow under the machine is not obstructed in any way. refrigerators release some of their heat between the doors to prevent condensation, but if it very hot then the machine is not releasing enough heat from its coils under the machine.

Roper RS22AQXKQ... | Answered on Aug 27, 2008

When you try to get ice does it make any sounds (clanks, whirring, grinding,etc.) like something is happening inside or is it just quiet? If quiet, see if you can look up inside the door switch area with a flashlight and press the button with your finger instead of the lip of a glass. Post more info when you have it and we'll go from there.

Roper RS22AQXKQ... | Answered on Aug 12, 2008

no water in ice maker or door

Roper RS22AQXKQ... | Answered on Aug 09, 2008

either the conderser fan where the compressor is or the evaprater fan in the bottom back of the freezer compartment

Roper RS22AQXKQ... | Answered on Jul 12, 2008


Cooling is poor For an overall understanding of how refrigerators should work, read about refrigerators in the How Things Work section of our website. A refrigerator or freezer that is cooling, but cooling poorly, may have a problem in one of several areas:

Evaporator coils
Poor cooling is often the result of a heavy frost build-up on the evaporator coils or a condenser that is clogged with dust, lint, and dirt.

Evaporator coils Poor cooling is often the result of a heavy frost build-up on the evaporator coils. You can't see these coils without removing a panel on the inside of your freezer. A sure sign that there is a build-up is the presence of any frost or ice build-up on the inside walls, floor, or ceiling of the freezer. Such a frost build-up usually indicates a problem in the self-defrosting system or damaged door gaskets.

The refrigerator is supposed to self-defrost approximately four times in every 24 hour period. If one of the components in the self-defrosting system fails, the refrigerator continues to try to cool. Eventually, though, so much frost builds up on the evaporator coils that the circulating fan can't draw air over the coils. There may still be a small amount of cooling because the coils are icy, but with no air flow over the coils, cooling in the refrigerator compartment is quite limited.

Here's an inexpensive, though inconvenient, way to determine if the problem is with the self-defrosting system. Remove all of the perishable food from the refrigerator and freezer, turn the thermostat in the refrigerator to Off, and leave the doors open for 24 to 48 hours. (Be sure to have several towels ready in case the melting frost and ice causes the drip pan to overflow). This allows the refrigerator to defrost "manually." When the frost and ice build-up has completely melted away, turn the thermostat back to a normal setting. If the refrigerator then cools properly, it indicates a problem with one of three components in the self-defrosting system:

  • The defrost timer

  • The defrost thermostat (also called the bi-metal switch)

  • The defrost heater

If it still does not cool properly, there may be a problem with the refrigerant level or the compressor. You may need to consult with a qualified appliance repair technician to further diagnose the problem

Condenser Self-defrosting refrigerators all have a set of coils and a cooling fan, usually under the refrigerator, that need to be cleaned regularly. If these coils get coated with dust, dirt or lint, the refrigerator may not cool properly. The coils may appear to be a thin, black, wide radiator-like device behind the lower kick-panel. To clean them, disconnect the refrigerator from the power source, use a refrigerator condenser brush (see the Appliance Accessories section) and your vacuum cleaner to clean the coils of any lint, pet hair, etc. You may not be able to get to all of the condenser from the front, it may be necessary to clean the remainder of the condenser from the rear of the refrigerator.

Roper RS22AQXKQ... | Answered on Jul 11, 2008

short, check your plug first.

Roper RS22AQXKQ... | Answered on Jul 05, 2008

check the ice maker remove ice part.

Roper RS22AQXKQ... | Answered on Jul 05, 2008

defrost coil maybe has problem

Roper RS22AQXKQ... | Answered on Jul 05, 2008

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