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KBFS25ETSS01 KitchenAid Refrigerator - Instructions

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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

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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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.

Left door light switch lost its spring

  • Customer: David from Fairfax VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unplugged appliance. Using a small putty knife I moved the switch out far enough to grab it with pliers. Moved wiring to new switch and pushed into place after testing.

PART WHERE ICE MAKER ARM FIT IN BROKE OFF

  • Customer: Yvonne from Worthington IA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
TOOK ICE MAKER OUT ALL TOGETHER WE REMOVED 4 TO 5 SCREWS HAD TO REMOVE AXEL TO GET THE BROKEN PIECE OUT AND NEW ONE IN MY HUSBAND SAID IT WAS EASY IN AND OUT IN ABOUT 15 MINUTES SAVED ABOUT 150.00 THANKS PARTSLECT

frozen water valve in motorhome

  • Customer: Terry from Punta Gorda FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
This part was very easy to replace. Actual time to remove the tubing and wiring harness and then replace and reinstall tubing and wiring was probably less than 3 minutes. Just be sure to mark each tubing prior to removing so you can reinstall in the correct fitting. In my case, the most difficult and time consuming task was removing the refridgerator rear access panel because I had to do all this through the motorhome exterior access panel which is probably about 10" by 10". Replacing the actual valve was very simple. Quick shipping too to our campground.

Icemaker leaking water and creating ice jams in freezer

  • Customer: David from Houston TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced icemaker by using total kit. Watched youtube video put on by partselect folks. Very easy to follow.

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:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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!

Ice maker was leaking water.

  • Customer: Pam from Hillsborough NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I viewed the previous instructions people had posted to replace the water valve. I did not have to cut any hoses. The valve I replaced was like the new valve. I was able to pull the hoses out of the old valve by pushing down on the collar around the hoses. The hoses popped out with a little bit of a pull. Attaching the new hoses was very easy. The whole thing probably took about 20 min. This DIY job saved me hundreds of dollars.

Original lid was cracked.

  • Customer: Robert from Ashley OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Removed old lid and replaced it with new one. Just had to fit the new lid into the hinge pins.

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.

I was overdue for a new water filter

  • Customer: amelia from Henniker NH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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removed the old filter. unwrapped the new one. peeled off the protective foil. inserted new filter as directed. placed old filter in sink to drain. ran "water" from dispenser to purge air from line. Shazam!

crisper shelf shattered.

  • Customer: Sharon from Summit NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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It took one minute to put the shelf in. The best part was the speed with which the part arrived. I also want to compliment the operator I dealt with. She was very helpful.

Crisper rail had a crack and the the center frame was broken.

  • Customer: Robert from University Park FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed crisper drawers and the crisper frame. Then removed the glass shelf from the frame and also the plastic front piece and the metal rod that adds stability to the frame. Those last two items required a screw driver and pliers. Inserted the metal bar into the new frame, popped on the front piece, and installed frame in frig. Put in center rail, then glass top, and then put in crisper drawers.

Ice maker stopped working. Turned out a connection on the heating bar shorted out.

  • Customer: Russ from Supply NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Pulled the plug on the refrig. ( This is important since the heating bar on the bottom of the ice maker could come on as soon as you plug it in and burn your hand ). Removed the ice bin to get it out of the way and then removed the 1/4" hex screw from the support bracket under the old ice maker ( don't lose it ). Pushed up on the old ice maker to dislodge it from the 2 support clips on the top of the ice maker. Squeezed both sides of the wire harness plug and pulled it out and removed the old ice maker. Removed the wire harness and level bar from the old ice maker and installed them on the new ice maker. Plugged the ice maker wire harness into the female receptacle in the freezer. Popped the ice maker in to the top support clips making sure the rubber water chute from the refrig. was in place in the round ice maker receptacle. Plugged bak in the refrig. and I was getting ice in about 2 hours. Working fine after 1 week producing plenty of ice. RussK---
All Instructions for the KBFS25ETSS01
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