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KSSC42QMS01 KitchenAid Refrigerator - Instructions

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All Instructions for the KSSC42QMS01
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small plastic part in the icemaker control assembly broke, disabling entire system

  • Customer: Linda from Baltimore MD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the instructional video on the website. I found that my model was not exactly the same as the one in the video,completely removing the unit in order to switch parts was not possible or necessary.

Ice would not dispense through front of door. There was no sound when the lever was pushed either, however, the water dispenser next to it worked fine.

  • Customer: John from Cresskill NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Remove drip tray, remove two screws under drip tray and remove trim piece around dispensers. The micro switch is located at top right corner; slide it off the small post that holds it in place. Remove wire from switch (be gentle so you don't break wire, mine was on pretty tight. My switch was clearly burned out (black on connections). Anyway, just click wire back on new switch and push back on the post that holds it in place. Put back trim, screws and drip tray. The whole thing took a few minutes....I am no repair man but there were two switches on the post next to one another, I imagine the other controls the water dispenser in the event it had the same problem? If I had removed the trim piece and looked before ordering the part I probably would have swapped them out to confirm the problem was definitely the switch...I assume you could do that because they appear identical but can't say for sure. However, all indicators pointed to the switch anyway. Part was inexpensive and Part Select got it right out to me.

Ice maker would not make ice

  • Customer: Daniel from Central IN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unplugged the fridge and removed the cover from the Icemaker control assembly. Then remove the three phillips head screws, remove the Icemaker control. put the new control in place and use the three screws removed in previous step, replace the cover and plug the fridge back in. in a few hours you will have some ice.

icemaker stopped working

  • Customer: Patricia from Urbandale IA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced the icemaker control assembly and ice mold. Icemaker is working perfectly now. We replaced the ice mold (tray) because my husband read on the internet that the ice mold loses its nonstick coating and the ice sticks to the mold, and eventually burns out the control assembly.

Icemaker would not stop making ice.

  • Customer: Barry from Henderson NV
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Purchased the recommended/required electronic control boards for the sender and receiver. Removed the units and replaced the boards and reinstalled. Icemaker is working fine since the repair.

Broken filter cap

  • Customer: Peggy from Estes Park CO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Attached new one to filter...

Not getting ice

  • Customer: linda from lambertville NJ
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced the optic boards - no lights working. Still no ice. No water coming into ice machine. Followed instructions on your website and diagnosed frozen line. Took ice machine out, used hair dryer, reinstalled and we have ice! Thank you so much for saving us a repair bill!!!!! Buying the part from you was very easy and your videos were excellent!!!

ICE maker door hinge replacement

  • Customer: Theresa from Eagle River AK
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed two hex head screws, installed new part with nut driver for two hex head screws , very easy. I broke the tab off the hinge for the ice maker door when I installed a new ice maker the week before.

Bottom tab of ice guide broke.

  • Customer: David from Geneva NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Used flat blade screwdriver to remove old guide by spreading the remaining top tabs. Inserted new guide and tipped the top forward to line up bottom tab in slot. Used screwdriver to push in tab. Once it was seated pressing in the top snapped the guide into place easily.

Replaced the drive gear on the ice dispenser

  • Customer: Jeffrey from Rockford IL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The video on replacing this part was spot on. The screw was a little difficult to remove at first. It had been installed ten years earlier and also had some thread lock installed. A light swat with a hammer on the end of screw driver as I was trying to remove it got the screw started without stripping the Phillips head. Once we got by that little snag, it's a piece of cake, or piece of ice if you prefer.

Ice door would not shut which lead to ice melting and freezing up Ice chute.

  • Customer: Doug from Arvada CO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Got Online to Parts Select put in the model number, selected from parts schematic, Ordered parts. Reviewed YouTube instructions supplied by Parts Select, Canadian service tech in video very knowledgeable about repair, followed his instruction and fixed the Ice maker. Very easy with Parts Select help.

Ice despenser stoped working, auger motor worked if door flap was opened fully manuallyw

  • Customer: Jolene from Merritt Island FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I Googled the problem and after reading several posting & suggestions decided that the Ice dispenser kit would probably solve the problem. I ordered both parts on the chance that it might be only the micro switch and it was only a $10 part, the ice dispenser kit was $50. The access was really easy and the switch was installed in about 20 minutes but did not solve the problem so I proceeded with the kit. The parts came out fairly easy but our actual set up was slightly different from the video and print instructions. Our model did not have the heating ribbon on the door flap and the little barrel part was permanently attached to the refrigerator so I thought I could be in trouble. Did not realize that we had cracker the lever bracket clip during removal so my husband "brainstormed" a fix. That's what we needed the large head screw and drill for. We drilled the screw into the refrigerator so it holding the spring loaded piece tightly in position. Works fine. I was told my a repairman over the phone that the dispenser was probably not fixable on our model. I saved an expensive service call AND GOT THE DISPENSER WORKING!

Refrigerator door was making a "pop" sound when opened fully

  • Customer: Kerry from Macon GA
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
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The noise seemed to be coming from the closing cam at the top of the door, so we figured it had worn over time and was no longer operating smoothly, but rather popping into place when the door was opened all the way. We ordered a new cam, which was about $20 for a quarter-sized piece of metal with two holes in it. Expensive for what it was, but cheaper than calling a repair person for sure. Our first problem was how to disengage the spring that closes the door. It was hard to get a purchase while standing on a stool and the tension on the spring was very tight. Finally my husband rigged up a sort of pulley system to get more leverage and was able to get the spring off. The next problem was removing the screw that held the cam assembly in place. We were afraid we were going to have to saw it off, but finally my husband was able to remove it and it was barely salvageable to reuse with the new cam. After that, reassembling the system with the new part and reattaching the spring was relatively straight forward. The good news is, no more annoying popping sound!

When you pressed on ice maker to get ice it was hard to get it to dispense

  • Customer: Dennis from Gig Harbor WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed along with the Video from the web site. I used the masking tape to keep the electric parts out of the way. one of the attaching points for the new ice door broke off so i used J B Weld to reattach it. then the repair was finished with out a hitch. The time was extended by the need to wait for the epoxy to cure

Ice maker won't make Ice, red light was not working.

  • Customer: Louis from Yucaipa CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
It was fairly easy my 4 year old daughter helped me, I replaced the electronic boards with ease, the light worked but the water was not coming to the ice maker I checked the line noticed that there was Ice buildup inline so I used a tool to crush the ice and used the the turkey baster to flush the line with hot water, after that the ice maker started to work I saved a lot of money.
All Instructions for the KSSC42QMS01
751-765 of 798