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KBFS20ETSS01 KitchenAid Refrigerator - Instructions

All installation instructions for KBFS20ETSS01 parts

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All Instructions for the KBFS20ETSS01
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No Ice do to water fill cup & bearing was damaged

  • Customer: Joseph from Kings Park NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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took off the ice maker, unscrewed the body, replace icemaker shut-off arm, water fill cup & bearing, reconnected the unit & have ice now, Thank you PartSelect

Filter was blocked and I wanted to Bypass

  • Customer: ARTHUR from FT. MYERS FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Simply remove the filter and insert the bypass cap in its place. Cap turned a little hard but if your careful everything goes together easily.

ice maker leaking and freeing into icebergs`

  • Customer: David from San Marcos CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
easy enough, removed 3 screws, unplugged wiring harness, put new unit on work bench, put old wire harness on new unit, put old motor cover on new unit,(the only trouble i had was figuring out how to swap the light blue plastic piece for the white plastic piece, i just put a screwdriver underneath and applied pressure) plugged harness back into freezer, turned water back on and waited... 2 hours later heard beautiful ice cubes dropping into tray :)

Needed new water filter

  • Customer: Amy from Florissant CO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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So simple I couldn't believe it! Twist out the old filter then twist in the new! Easy Peasy!

inlet valve leaked water after installation

  • Customer: Greg from Gold Canyon AZ
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The ice maker was easy but the older Maytag inlet valves are rigid plastic line- make sure that line is properly connected to back of fridge- the 1st night the water leaked down back of freeze- thus no ice in ice maker tray ----but the bottom of freezer was full of frozen water--- took ice maker off and realigned inlet pipe- once that was done- no more problems- ( did also have to take hair dryer and remove all ice build up in bottom of freezer --- remember to check that rigid line as it can become detached while changing out ice maker assembly- thx Greg

Broken Crisper drawer

  • Customer: Jimmy from Richmond KY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Took out of box and placed in the refrigerator.

broken shelf

  • Customer: Leslie from Callicoon NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Open box put shelf in

Had to completely remove the ice maker in order to install the replacement part

  • Customer: Leonard W from Roseburg OR
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Sorry for delay in writing. Part I ordered arrived two days ago and it was exactly what I needed. Knowing that there will be problems even with the smallest job I procrastinated starting. When I did start this morning I foud I had to completely remove the ice maker and disassemble it in order to install the water fill cup bracket. The challenge was reassembling the unit. Not hard for an experienced repairman but a challenge for layman. Everything is thing is back to gether now and power on cooling down the refrigerator. Won't know how successful it was until turn on water and ice is formed. If it works this saved $75 just to get a Sears repairman to come out and tell me what would be needed to fix the refrigerator and $1,000 if I had to buy a new refrigerator. Extremely satisfied with service I received. Thank you.

Pantry Lid Broke from Dropping a half gallon of milk

  • Customer: Arthur from Sonoma CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Part arrived quickly from vendor. Slip in hinge attachment on both sides were pushed in for removal and new lid installed in 5 minutes.

Left end cap to crisper broke Replaced part

  • Customer: David from Seattle WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Excellent easy to follow video. Had expected a hassle but whole repair was very smooth and everything worked as shown in video. Sure beats impossible to follow drawings. My wife was amazed I could do it...usually I can't fix anything!

Not getting any water

  • Customer: Wilbur from Clayton NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Thought I needed a new filter. Did not solve the problem. I returned the filter to PartSelect as per instructions. Will order from PartSelect when I need parts.

water filter

  • Customer: Robert from Roundrock TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Easy...

BROKEN VERTICAL MULLION RAIL

  • Customer: Marciann M. from Cheverly MD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The vertical mullion rail had detached from the plastic panel which was secured to the door of the refrigerator. Three wires were exposed. Plastic panel removed (with the exposed wires), new panel (already attached to the new mullion rail) had wires enclosed in plastic, which were then plugged into a corresponding plug on the refrigerator door. Slide the mullion rail on the plastic hinges (one on top and one on bottom). Tighten the bolt on the plastic panel, and voila! A 5 minute job for this 60 year old female.

Peg securing the chef's pantry cover broke off

  • Customer: Caroline from Birmingham AL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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WAY EASY! Very cost affected. Very frustrating that the peg used to secure the chef's pantry cover is molded into the side piece. Bad design by Amana but PartSelect helps make it a easy, cheap repair if it breaks off. This piece broke VERY easily as it is a little flimsy.

Ice Maker Leaking

  • Customer: Robert from San Diego CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I turned off the water and electricity to the refrigerator. Then I removed the ice bin exposing the ice maker. I loosened the two screws on the wall with a 1/4" nutdriver and I removed the horizontal screw on the bottom of the ice maker again with the nut driver. That allowed me to lift off the ice maker so that I could remove the wiring harness from the ice maker. A flat screwdriver helped me push in the retaining tab, and disengage the harness. Installation was in the reverse order. A third hand would have helped reconnect the wiring harness, but I put a shoe box on the top shelf of the freezer compartment to hold the new unit while I connected the wiring harness, making sure to "hear it click" when fully engaged. I then removed the wire "feeler" from the old unit and inserted it in the new one. Inserting the water inlet hose and hanging the ice maker was simple after that. The existing bracket holding the ice maker on the bottom was not rusted so I did not replace it even though a new one came with the ice maker. I should add that I had previously defrosted the freezer in order to remove the ice bin as it could not be removed with the block of ice that had frozen in the front end. I'm a senior citizen with no prior experience in changing an ice maker. I wasn't trying to set an amount of time it could take which was about 40 minutes, including the time it took to turn off/on the water and electric breaker and go to the garage for a flat screwdriver and find the right size nutdriver, and next time I could probably do the job in about 20 to 30 minutes! Bob I. San Diego, CA
All Instructions for the KBFS20ETSS01
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