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KBFS25ETSS00 KitchenAid Refrigerator - Instructions

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Ice maker not making ice

  • Customer: JOHN from SAINT PETERS MO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
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First of all, I do not consider myself very handy. Most of my simple home repair projects include at least 2 trips to the local hardware store and take twice as long as they probably should. So if I can do this anyone can. For once, rather than just blindly throw new parts at a problem I did check the water pressure to the icemaker first and then even tested the icemaker with a multi-tester to determine what was wrong. I had $5.00 mulit-tester in my workbench but had never actually used it before, so I found step by step instructions on another website on how to test the motor and it turned out that one of the circuits in the main motor was in fact bad. Since the motor was around $80.00 dollars and the Whole unit that's inside your freezer is about $120.00 I decided it was best to just go ahead and replace the entire unit rather than just the motor. From what I saw online normally replacing an Ice maker is fairly simple. Remove 3 screws swap the prewired plug along with the metal arm then just reinstall it. Somehow whenever I try a home repair it's never that simple. First of all, our freezer is on the bottom so removing the screws holding the ice maker meant that I had to climb over, around and under the freezer shelves in order to get to the ice maker itself. Also one of the screws is not visible from the front so I had to hold a mirror in one hand while I tried loosening the screw with the other. Since the metal arm that turns off the ice maker is not included in the replacement it had to be moved over. Of course it was stuck, so it did take a little time to get it loose because I was being careful not to bend it and have to order another one. Finally installing the new icemaker meant once again that i was climbing over under and around the basket in the bottom level freezer. There is probably an easy way to remove the entire drawer but I couldn't find the release tabs so when just pulling harder on the drawer didn't work, I thought it best to just work around it. Still all in all, not a difficult job, just a little time consuming. The guy in the video did the swap in about 6 minutes, it took me about 45.

The ice maker was leaking into the holding container and had black chips of paint or plastic from the inside of the icemaker

  • Customer: Gerald from Waukesha WI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Installation was really easy since the replacement part was identical to the OEM part. Removed the three mounting screws with a nut driver. This allows one to remove the icemaker from the wall and disconnect the wire harness plug from the icemaker. I never unplugged the harness from the rear wall of the refrigerator. Put the new icemaker in place, making sure to place the water fill tube in the proper hole. Plugged the wire harness into the new icemaker and tightened the three mounting screws. The icemaker worked perfectly from then on with clean ice cubes and no leaks.

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

noisy

  • Customer: Alfred from Erie PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Popped the cover to expose the part. Then removed two screws and unplugged the part. Exchanged the new part for the old. Plugged the new part in and replaced the screws And the cover.

The hinge pin broke that holds the door on the full-width vegetable drawer

  • Customer: Leonard from Lexington MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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I removed all drawers (including the two above the repair site, removed the left side end cap - it was help in place with only two screws (one screw hole appears never to have had a screw). Swapped out the broken part for the new one, reinstalled the screws, put the drawers back, mounted the operable door to the two hinge pins, and things were fixed.

Replace Pantry End Cap due to the hinge breaking off.

  • Customer: Patricia from Escondido CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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I removed salad and veg draws, pantry draw and the two glass shelves. Located and removed the screws holding the pantry side, gently eased the side out and replaced with the new one. Just a breeze to replace and for a 73 old female, pretty good. Thank you PartSelect for speedy delivery of part.

Tab on the end cap broke off

  • Customer: Bernard from Ashburn VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Remove the pantry drawer door, then remove the pantry drawer. Remove the 2 vegetable bins to gain rom to see and to ease access. Remove the 2 screws holding the end cap to the interior of the box. remove the slide from the end cap and place it on the new one. Reinstall the end cap being sure to have the tabs go into the slots at the back. Make sure the end cap also mates with the tab in the front, Reinstall the drawer and the bins and the pantry door.

The piece that holds the shelf trim in place was not molded like the other side.

  • Customer: David from San Juan Capistrano CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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I put a stainless steel screw into the pantry end cap to hold the shelf trim in place so my pantry drawer would operate.

The center rail that holds the vegetable bins had broken.

  • Customer: Ted from Cedar Park TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required:
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After reading others who did this same repair, I removed the bins and emptied the bottom shelf. Now came the hard part as the glass had not been removed in a long while. It was stuck on with gunk. I removed the top glass and the lower glass by putting hand pressure from underneath and cleaned them. This took the longest time. With the bottom glass in and the top glass out, I snapped in the new piece, the actual repair took about 5 minutes including putting the drawers back in and testing them.

The center rail that holds the two drawers broke

  • Customer: Connie from Middletown CT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I took out the drawers, cleaned off the shelf above then took the glass shelf out of the fridge. The broken piece just lifted out and I snapped the new one in and replaced everything! All better!

Refrigerator and freezer stopped cooling. Compressor pump not coming on

  • Customer: Joseph from North Anddover MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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I removed the cover panel. There is a clip that holds the relay and capacitor to the pump. Use a screwdriver to pry it off. Unplug the relay. The capacitor is plugged into the relay and they come together which was a surprise, I thought I only ordered the relay. Unplug a cable from the relay. Insert that cable into the new relay and plug it into the compressor. Reattach the clip. One be important instruction. Unplug the refrigerator for at least 8 hours before installation to allow the compressor to cool down. I tried first without allowing the compressor to cool and it did not work. After letting it cool I tried again and it worked like charm. Make sure the refrigerator is unplugged when doing the repair
All Instructions for the KBFS25ETSS00
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