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KBFA25ERSS01 KitchenAid Refrigerator - Instructions

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Original ice maker failed to make ice

  • Customer: Steve from Kerrville TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Replaced the ice maker. I have a 3 door refrig. It has a bottom drawer freezer. Remove the freezer door to make this much simpler. On my unit, the ice maker is installed with three screws, rather than one and two clips. Check before you try to pull it out. You should unplug the old ice maker from the refrig, leaving the wires on the old ice maker. It's much easier to remove the old wiring harness from the old ice maker once you've removed the front plastic cover on the unit. Both plugs on the harness have clips on them to prevent accidental disconnections. Be sure to find and press the clip releases before you pull on the wires. Nut driver makes this job easier than screw driver. You only need one size for all screws. I used the old ice maker bottom mounting clip rather than trying to bend the new one to shape. Much easier. My old ice maker had an extra wiring clip, which I moved to the new unit before the install. There is one wiring clip to hold the temperature probe, and another just to keep the wires neat. Letting the old ice maker front plastic cover warm up a bit before you try to pry it off for reuse is a good idea. Less chance of cracking. Two hours after the install, I had new ice in the ice bin.

The ice maker stopped working and left "kling-ons" in the tray. At one time the trays kept trying to fill which only sent water pouring into the freezer compartment.

  • Customer: Patrick from Fairfax VA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Searching Google and Youtube produced trouble-shooting guidance to first check the water inlet valve which I did. I should have realized the valve was working since the ice-maker was trying to fill the trays. Additional advice recommended skipping all the other component troubleshooting and merely replace the old unit which I did. The big difference with the Amana appliance was the icemaker was installed laterally in the back of the freezer rather than longitudinally with the end of the control wheel positioned towards the front of the freezer. This created a tight fit in removing the old unit, especially since the wiring harness was extremely short. The latter made access to the plug release catch difficult. I used a small flat blade screwdriver and worked mainly by feel to release the plug catch. Persistent wrangling finally got the plug detached and the unit free. The water inlet hose also had a rear access orientation while the replacement unit had access was from the side. The hacksaw blade was used to cut a pre-outlined access to allow the hose to enter from the rear as with the old unit. Once the shut-off bail was transferred, wiring harness reconnected, and water inlet positioned and clipped into place, the mounting screws were secured. Within 24 hrs the first ice cubes popped and the unit has filled the ice reservoir. Keep in mind I just ordered the icemaker and did not need any other add-ons like a different wiring harness which seemed to work fine. Confirm when you order you don't need any additional parts. Good service for PartSelect. I will use them again.

Ice maker started spilling water and then stopped making ice

  • Customer: Daniel from Chicago IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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1. Watch the video. 2. Save your old ice maker's cover, metal lift bar, and power cord and clip. New one does not come with the cover, metal lift bar and power cord and power cord clip 3. My ice maker had three screw. two on top that only need to be loosened. on e on the bottom that has to be removed

Ice maker was leaking and needed to be replaced

  • Customer: Rochelle from New City NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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I followed the instructions shown on the YouTube video on the Parts Select site. I had to make a few modifications. There were two nuts that had to be loosened to lift the ice maker off the freezer wall. The mounting bracket had to be transferred from the old icemaker to the new one to align with the hole in the freezer to reattach. The white wire went under the clip was a black wire but it was easily recognized. Other than that it was very straight forward and I had new ice in a few hours. I would definitely do it again.

Ice maker quit working and had water leak

  • Customer: mike from Sunset Hills MO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Your video was very helpful and accurate. However, my freezer is a bottom drawer type, so I needed to remove the freezer door first. There were 4 nutscrews which needed to be loosened, and door lifted off. Now with the door off, and both baskets removed, access to the ice maker was easy like your video. Also, the freezer compartment was much more accessible for cleaning as well. In 2 days after replacing the ice maker, we have had 2 full batches of ice, with full sized cubes! Your ecommerce shopping, delivery, and instructional videos made for a great on line buying and installation experience. Note: The Dacor ice maker was replaced with a Whirlpool ice maker part. Your replacement part was identical in all respects to the original equipment even though Dacor was not included in your list of compatible brands.

ice maker not working

  • Customer: Amy from Caledonia MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
watched the video you have on installation and followed it with ease. The only part you need a tool is to loosen the first nut and then everything else pretty much pops out and you reinstall with the new part. The icemaker worked within an hour and makes perfect cubes. The videos are super helpful.

Mullion Rail was broken

  • Customer: Jon from Seattle WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
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Repair was very easy. I don't have many tools so I had to buy a quarter inch socket to remove the screw

Fridge door needed new mullion rail

  • Customer: Pete from Lake Oswego OR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Removed one screw. Slid old part out, disconnected wire harness from old part, reconnected wire harness to new part, slid new part in, attached screw.

Left door not closing.

  • Customer: David from Tulare CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Remove one screw from vertical mullion rail, disconnect wire harness. Reverse to install. Pivot block remove two screws and replace. It took longer to retrieve my tools from the garage than to do the job. Tried to purchase these parts locally but it would take 7-10 days to receive. Plus shipping and price was $45.00 more by the time I received these parts. Total cost was $95.57 delivered to my door. Parts were at the door within 24 hrs. I saved on $100.00 - 150.00 sevice call not to mention the $45.00. Plus the time of waiting on parts. I am 56 and retired. I should get into the repair business, what a rip off. The door works better than when the unit was new. Thanks Parts Select

One of 2 Plastic Pins broke making Deli Drawer lid inoperable

  • Customer: Frank from Edgewater MD
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
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The Deli Drawer needs to be re-engineered as it is constantly getting stuck when closing which caused pin to break. Fix: removed deli drawer and contents, removed 2 screws holding right-side metal slider and two more screws holding Pantry end cap. Surprise was that the Pantry End Cap had a long, movable plastic arm attached (used to adjust amount of cold air delivered to deli drawer). This long arm has to be carefully removed (unbelievable) from the pantry end cap in order to replace on new end cap. Luckily nothing broke. Count on 30-40 minutes. Sad that such a high-end refrig couldn't have a better design.

Broken deli tray hinge pin

  • Customer: Jerry from San Diego CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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I cleared the bottom drawers and lifted out the glass and set aside. Removed both drawers. Removing right side panel (end cap) was just 2 screws for hinge and 2 screws for end cap. Note that there is a small tab toward front of end cap that needs to be gently popped out. Taking the temperature control lever and slide assemblies were easy once I figured out how they snapped out and back into place. No tools required but takes a little looking and thinking to swap them out. Try moving lever at an angle to facilitate replacement. Swap hinge and then position new end cap in place and screw in place with the two screws. Add drawers and glass back in. Ouila!

Broken plastic dowel

  • Customer: Jerry from LA CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I unscrewed three screws and took off broken side. Then I unscrewed three screws and removed and replaced drawer slider. I then replaced old side with the new one.Thanks you for making this so easy.

broke tab off hinge on left side..have had for 4 yrs

  • Customer: Bill from Denver CO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Nutdriver....removed crispers.......pulled drawer. While drawer slide pulled out...removed 1 screw. Removed second screw. After looking at new on I understood had to pull up a bit while removing to clear taps at front and back.I am a handy kinda fella that fixes everything tho"

ice maker wasn't making ice

  • Customer: Sue from Mandeville LA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
took off the old part and replaced with new using some parts from the old ice maker. We had to make one new screw hole because the new ice maker didn't match up with the old holes. Easy installation took 30min.

peg to flip lid to drawer broke

  • Customer: brett from arvada CO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
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biggest time was the cleaning of the area ;-) for the actual work it was less than 10 mins to replace. remove the three screws and there are two tabs on the back of the replacement part that you need to line up with the slots in the back and it simply snaps in place - put the screws back and you're done
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