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KBFS20ETSS01 KitchenAid Refrigerator - Instructions

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Ice Maker not making ice

  • Customer: Ellen from Vienna VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
This was about 10 time easier than I had expected (I'm in my 30s, a mom). I put this off for almost a year groaning that I would have to spend tons of money on a repair man. It was really no big deal and took under 30 minutes. I used the video from PartsSelect, and it was right on. I was initially worried because the description from the website said that the new ice maker didn't come with the 'harness" and I had no idea what that was. Its just the little set of wires that easy unclips from the old unit and pops right into the new unit. Mine was reusable, so pretty easy. The only minor issue I had was that the new bracket didn't line up comepletely with the hole in the fridge where the screw went in, but I solved that with adding a skinny washer. Would definetly recommend any common-sensed person to do this repair yourself.

Ice maker was leaking

  • Customer: William from Noblesville IN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I couldn't believe how easy it was since I am not the handiest guy. All it look was to switch over the wires and screw it to the inside of the freezer. I was back in business.

Failed overload/relay start capacitor

  • Customer: William from Takoma Park MD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Apparently, the manufacturer sometimes substitutes a part but keeps the same number, which is what happened here. The part wouldn't fit in the actual space on this model--even though the number was apparently correct! Refunding my money and assisting me to contact the manufacturer directly couldn't have been easier! Impressive customer service in a difficult situation.

Icemaker had been sluggish for a while. We had to keep the wire (bale) in the off position for half hour or so, then put it back in the down position. After a few months of doing this, it stopped making ice altogether.

  • Customer: Elisabeth N from Katy TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Shut off water and unplug fridge. Remove ice drawer. Unscrew one short nut underneath icemaker, and the two longer ones holding it to the wall of the freezer. Now remove white cover. It just needed a little jiggling w a flat head screwdriver to loosen it. Now you can see where the wire harness is connected, use the same flathead to depress the plastic pin holding it in place, and slide it out. Remove the wire harness from the metal clip on side of icemaker. Now you should be holding the old icemaker in your hands. Remove the bale carefully. Now install the bale into the new icemaker, while making sure it's in the 'down' or 'on' position. Bring the new icemaker into position, gently snap the wire harness into place, sliding the wire into the clip like it originally was. Fasten the three screws again. Then, finally, snap the white cover back into place. Slide the ice drawer back into position, turn on the water, plug the fridge back in and wait 30-45 minutes for your first batch of new ice cubes.

The ice in the ice maker would freeze into a solid block. Upon inspection I realized the ice maker was leaking water into the ice holder which was then freezing solid. Three tray for the ice maker was slightly rusted and caused the water to drip.

  • Customer: sal from lighthouse point FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video on how to change the ice maker, very easily explained, and removed the old in about 10 minutes.After seeing how the old one came out it only took five minutes to install the new one. The appliance repaircompany wanted$120 just to diagnose the problem,i bought the part from partselect for$104 total. This is the forth time I've used this site and saved a ton of money.

ICE MAKER--NO ICE

  • Customer: ALTON from POQUOSON VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
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DISCONNECTED POWER--REMOVED ICE HOLDER TRAY--REMOVED ICE MAKER END CAP--DISCONNECTED ELECTRICAL WIRES--REMOVED ONE SCREW HOLDING ICE MAKER TO REFRIGERATOR--LIFTED UP ON ICE MAKER TO REMOVE IT FROM TWO HOLDERS--TOOK CONTROL WIRE FROM OLD ICEMAKER AND INSTALLED IT ON NEW ONE--REINSTALLED NEW ICEMAKER IN REVERSE ORDER.

no problem

  • Customer: Ron from Otto NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Replaced the water filter with the bypass plug. The water in western NC is perfect out of the faucet.

Icemaker making a clicking noise not dumping ice.

  • Customer: RICHARD from COLORADO SPRINGS CO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Rmoval and replacement is not at all complicated. (1)Reach behind and to the left of the icemaker and release the power plug. There is a release snap on th side of the plug. (2)Using a 1/4" nut driver remove the screw holding the icemaker to the "L" bracket at the bottom of the icemaker. (3)Using the nut driver loosen two self taping screws holding the top of the icemaker to the side of the freezer compartment.(4)Lift up on the icemaker to remove it. (5)remove the white plastic cover from the front of the icemaker (pry out at the bottom) and snap it onto the new icemaker. (6)Remove the wire sensor arm from the old icemaker and place it on the new one. (7) Remove the cable assembly (plug) from the old icemaker and fasten it to the new one. (8)Secure the new icemaker in place using the reverse order as the removal. The icemaker will take a little longer to make its first batch of ice as it will have to attain its proper operating temp (0 degrees to 2 degrees F).

Not cooling; noisy

  • Customer: Gil from Buchanan MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed your internet instructions. Saved $1200!!

Purchased from direct buy and was delivered without the grill. No guarantee.

  • Customer: Lamont from Concord CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I ordered the grill without listening to the advise given by the operator and ended up reordering the correct part. Ya just gotta listen to the people who know or else. But The order was filled in record time with absolute perfection and the instalation went fgast and easy. Now, my wife is a very happy camper... thanks to the very kind, helpfull and professional folks at PartSelect. Lamont.

Broke a piece off of the pantry so the cover would not stay on.

  • Customer: Barbara from Olympia WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
It looked so complicated, the mechanism that is, but all we had to do was remove the drawers above and unscrew the end cap replacing it with the new on we received from PartSelect. Piece of cake. The part was cheaper by $15.00 than we could have purchased it through our local dealer and we didn't have to pay for a service call.

missing door shelf

  • Customer: Vicki from Anaheim Hills CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Super easy to order, arrived the very next day and the part fit in perfectly - would highly recommend to others.

Both sides of frig were warm- comp not kicking in

  • Customer: YSIDRO from SAN ANTONIO TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Logged in to internet, for whatever reason I selected your site. Good choice! Entered the model number and selected the symtems identical to my refrig. Ordered the recommended parts, (Relay and Start Capacitor), to solve the problem. Reviewed the remove and install video. Received parts as promised by del date. Installed parts under 15 minutes, Frig kicked in and frig has been working beautiful. Avoided all those added expenses of; home service check, amount of days in- shop repair, plus parts and overhead charges. Will recommend site to my friends.

Light bulb failure

  • Customer: Grant from Alexandria VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Received the part the day after ordering. Appreciated the quick service and repair took less than a minute.

ice maker would not cycle. coating on ice tray was flaking

  • Customer: william from marydel DE
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Since I had more than one issue, I decided to replace the entire ice maker. All I needed was a nut driver and it took 5 minutes. Three hex screws and unplug the wire harness and the whole unit came out. I changed the harness over and installed the new unit. I left for work and came home to ICE. It was Great!!!
All Instructions for the KBFS20ETSS01
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