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KBRA20ELSS01 KitchenAid Refrigerator - Instructions

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Replace crisper drawer

  • Customer: Kathleen from Boulder CO
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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The replacement itself was as easy as it gets. What made it harder was the need to remove the white plastic cover from the old drawer. Although some said it was easy, ours was a bit of a challenge. The video was helpful, in letting us know to start at the bottom when removing the cover. After that, pretty easy. No tools required.

Did not self-defrost

  • Customer: Dan from Wellesley MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Remove freezer door: two pan head machine screws on sides of track, lift and pull. Remove icemaker: electrical connector with latches, three sheet metal screws with 5/16 hex heads, easiest to get top two first. Remove bezel vent from back panel: 3 latches, one lower center other two upper sides. These release with a 3/16 screwdriver. Start with the center one. Remove back panel: 4 sheet metal screws in corners, bow outward to clear retainer and pull out. May have to defrost coil and fins: remove any loose frost gently with plastic scraper, warm with hot air gun on low setting, keeping it moving and a foot or so away from refrigerator parts. Mop up water. Diagnosis: set multimeter to read resistance. Unplug orange wire connected to thermostat. One probe on orange wire, one probe on brown wire, where it enters the multi-connector. Unclip thermostat and warm in your hand. Should be open circuit. Bury thermostat in a handful of frost to cool down. Should be closed circuit. I had about 6 M Ohms, so decided problem was probably thermostat. Also checked heater, which had 30 Ohm resistance, which is correct. Reassembled, ordered part. Disassembled. Unclipped old thermostat and cut off wires. Kit comes with end cap electrical crimps. I used butt splice crimps instead, with a bit of heat shrink tubing over the ends to keep water out. Unplugging orange wire made this a bit easier. Clipped thermostat back onto coil. Reassembly: snap in back panel, re-attach screws. Make sure icemaker hose and connector pass through respective holes, and connector is latched in place. Watch out for sharp edges. Re-install bezel grille; alignment is a bit finicky. Re-install icemaker. Re-install door and baskets. Store food. Done.

Broken Pantry door pin

  • Customer: Frederick from Denton TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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As described in many of the previous peoples instructions. Upon removal of the end cap I did have to take the air controller apart and clean it. Apparently there was spillage we didn't know about until i took all the pieces apart. After cleaning, the items worked fine. I reinstalled and am back in business. All I had to do was remove the end cap screws and also the drawer slide screws. I replaced the door slide on the new end cap, replaced the cooler arms and then re-screwed the new end cap in place. Simple..Because of cleaning, time ran to about 30 minutes.

light would come on and off

  • Customer: Dora from Rock Island IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Viewed the viedo - it showed what to do

Bulb replacement

  • Customer: Judith from Phoenix AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I pulled down the wire around the glass cover...released on end of the wire from its holder being careful to not let the glass cover drop. Unscrewed the bulb and replaced with replacement. Easy, easy.

No ice

  • Customer: Janis from Virginia Beach VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I am a woman, not mechanically handy, but set my mind to do this myself. The part came in 2 days. I watched the video and had it in done within minutes. Very easy! A few scews and follow video.

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
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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
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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

Broken pantry cover hinge; broken rail on crisper drawer.

  • Customer: Elizabeth from Yardley PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The parts arrived as expected, and well packed. Replacing the crisper drawer was, obviously, easy--just switch the food over and slide it in. The pantry end cap had a broken peg on the hinge cover, so wouldn't open properly without falling off. It was a little more involved, with a total of 5 screws, but I followed the instructions and video already posted on this website, and had no trouble! Gave me a good excuse to wipe down the inside of the fridge. Both repairs plus the cleaning took me about 25 minutes.

Ice Maker would not eject ice from the ice tray.

  • Customer: Todd from Meridian ID
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced the Ice Maker Control asssembly. Online video instruction were ectremely helpful. Time to repair was about 10-15 minutes and we have a funcioning ice maker again!

Ice maker stopped making ice

  • Customer: Richard from Stephens City VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Read the suggestions of possible repairs on PartSelect web site. Ordered part based on these suggestions. Part was received within two days. Followed installation instructions found on the web site. Part was installed within fifteen minutes. Ice bin was full the following morning.

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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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

Put decorative trim on crisper

  • Customer: Molly from Southern Shores NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Followed video instructions online.

Switch didn't work

  • Customer: Don from Laramie WY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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followed the video as instructed. Saved two repairman calls, one to find the problem, one to install. Net savings was about $130.00

Needed an extra caddy for water bottles

  • Customer: Jim from Vancouver WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Ordered and extra, very simple, nice product, all for 22 bucks...JH
All Instructions for the KBRA20ELSS01
631-645 of 646