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4KUIS185S0 KitchenAid Ice Maker - Instructions

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Lights inside refrigerator not working

  • Customer: Clint from Rayville MO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 35 of 42 people found this instruction helpful
I used a flat-head screwdriver to pop out the old light rocker switch. Then, I unplugged the wires, plugged them into the new light rocker switch, and then popped the new switch into the hole. That's it! Lights began working again.

Quit making ice

  • Customer: Chris from Flower Mound TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 15 of 17 people found this instruction helpful
This is a stand alone ice maker that uses a standard water valve. When the valve fails (usually stuck open) the water never chills enough to freeze because water is constantly flowing into the hopper. The valve is in the very front. Remove the front panel. Turn of the water supply and disconnect the valve. Replace the valve and turn on the water. Let the machine run through 1 cycle before the new valve will dispense water. Done.

The water pump broke (too old).

  • Customer: NICOLAS from MCALLEN TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set
  • 16 of 22 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the three nuts that hold the old pump, easy. Next step was to replace with the new pump, tricky, because it goes real deep in the machine and my arms barely reach it.
After several attemtps, I finally reached one screw and bolt it immediately. Rest was piece of cake.
What I liked most, is that you don't need to do any wiring connections, because it uses a simple plug-in connector that goes in at the same time when you bolt the new pump.
What it surprised me, was that my machine it's over 20 years old, and the new replacement water pump it's the very same design !!!
Last night I fixed it, and today I'm enjoying again fresh ice.
One plus for PartSelect : I inherit this machine and didn't have an Installation & Operation Manual,and PartSelect have it On-Line, so I printed it, and I believe I'm ready another 20 year period of fresh ice!
Thanks a lot PartSelect !!!

Noisy

  • Customer: Paul from Port Lavaca TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 17 of 26 people found this instruction helpful
Easy to do.!

The light switch on the refridgerator broke - no light.

  • Customer: David from Albany OR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 16 of 24 people found this instruction helpful
Once I saw the replacement part I understood how to pry out the switch with a small screwdriver. Then just unplug the old one, plug in the new one and pop it into place.

The PartSelect site made it easy to correctly identify the correct part, it was inexpensive, and the shipping was fast.

I'm very pleased!

Water began to leak under the refrigerator. Source looked like it was coming from control valve suppling water to ice maker and water dispenser.

  • Customer: jesse from hacienda heights CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 7 of 9 people found this instruction helpful
Followed instructions supplied. It was relatively easy and the parts fit exactly right. Sears wanted twice as much for the part and service would have charged me another $100 to come to my home. I saved over $100 doing the project myself.

light inside fridge was flickering and clicking

  • Customer: bill from escondido CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 5 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
tested bulb good ,replaced door switch first(least expensive)then ordered light socket and circuitboard.If clicking sound is heard replace circuitboard first to save on return shipping because the switch and socket where ok

Icemaker would not make ice. Diagnosed problem as being the cutter which was not cutting the ice thereby causing the machine to cycle draining the water receptacle.

  • Customer: Thomas from Warner Robins GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Removed two thumb screws holding old cutter in place, Replaced old cutter with replacement part the same way I removed the old cutter. Problem solved.

Ice machine grid cutter had failed. All necessary was to pull old one and replace with new one. Hardest part was to remove the cover face plate on the front of grid cutter. The rest was a piece of cake. Now my ice machine works perfect and produces a ton of ice quickly and nicely.

  • Customer: Charles from Bryant AR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the two wing nut type screws and pulled grid cutter out and then disconnected both the electrical power plug and the light power plug. Then I removed the front face plate and put it on the new grid cutter after cleaning and re-inserted the new grid cutter into ice machine along with re-connecting the electrical and tighten wing screws and then turned the ice machine to on and within approx. 2-3 hours, we had ice. Very simple to do and machine works perfect now. Just like new.

There was no light on in refrig area

  • Customer: Lori from Chuluota FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 4 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
Just replaced the switch, but unfortunately that was not the problem; nor was it the bulb....so I am back to square one.
But Parts Select is a great place to order from. Thank you.

Ice wouldn't melt into the small squares

  • Customer: Cecil from Indian Wells CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
At the top of the unit is the grid-cutter, to remove, I unscrewed the two turn screws (usually can do by hand but mine were a little tight so I used pliers to turn them). I slid the unit out and disconnected the power supply and light switch. I removed the plastic cover on the front and put it on the new grid cutter, lining up the light between the plastic and the edge of the grid. Slid the cover back on and then slide the grid cutter back into place. Hand turning the two screws and it was making ice in no time.
I saved more than $200 doing it myself!!!

The switch broke...absolutely fell apart.

  • Customer: Duncan from Metairie LA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
I simply removed the old switch using 2 small screwdrivers and the old switch case popped out. I then upluged the wires from the old switch and reversed the process. Didn't take longer than 5 minutes begining to end! Thank you for the great service!
Duncan Quaid

No water getting into water tub.

  • Customer: Robert from Greeley CO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 3 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced the water valve kit as I can tell water is getting to the valvebut it was not getting past it. Still not working after replacing the valve and it may be the electrical to the valve selenoid that is the problem.

Door light switch disintegrated

  • Customer: Thomas from Roseville CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Very simple fix, remove 3 screws, two connectors to the old switch

Wire in ice grid cutter broke

  • Customer: John from Crownsville MD
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set
  • 2 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
The repair was a breeze, but finding the part on line was very difficult. You do not list Marvel as a brand. I was told when I bought the ice maker that it was the same as Kitchen Aid only $100.00 less. NOw I need an ice retainer baffle and I cannot find that at your web site
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