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KSSS48QDX05 KitchenAid Refrigerator - Instructions

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Broke the arm off the food compartment rocker switch

  • Customer: David from St. Pete Beach FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After receiving the new part almost immediately,using two screw drivers, removed the broken switch from the plastic frame. Be careful not to scratch or otherwise tear the plastic...very pliable. Since the original switch was factory installed and the wires were packed in fiberglass insulation, the switch came out but the wires and clips were still in place and could not reach the new switch. It was necessary to pull them down with bent long nose pliers...used a lot of "pull" but the wires held up.Connected the switch, turned the power on and there was light! Reports from other users really took the uncertainty out of the task.

Both light bulbs had been replaced, but lights did not turn on.

  • Customer: Richard from Arlington MA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I tried to remove the old light switch using a putty knife and a hammer. It was hard to compress the plastic tabs to pull it back through the hole, but all of a sudden, the lights came on. I guess banging on the switch freed-up the contacts. The new switch is now a spare part in case I need it.

plastic ice cube guide cracked at the screw attachment.

  • Customer: Robert L from Yuma AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Found the part on the internet. Checked with Part Select.com to make sure I had the right part. They were very helpful. The part was the right one and it fit perfect.

Ice Maker would not make ice with water in the mold.

  • Customer: Donald from Saratoga CA
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced ice maker, inline filter, still no ice and then replaced the input water valve. Now everything is working fine. Have some problem getting the old valve out and the new one installed. Could not get the unit lifted up for adequate clearance.

Water from water/ ice maker wouldn't stop leaking

  • Customer: Randy from Rexburg ID
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I pulled out the refrigerator lifted up the front, located valve. I removed two machine screws holding the valve on the refrigerator. I unscrewed the water inlet line, then I unscrewed the water line and the the ice maker line. I then used a screwdriver to push of the two power supply clips. Then I reversed the above steps to install new valve.

Broken ice dispenser arm

  • Customer: David from Monroe MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed 2 screws that holds the lite bracket .removed the 3 screws that holds the arm an water dispenser. The brackets have springs hooked to the one in the middle an right side. Save them . Next take the 2 screws that hold the ice flap, an then remove old arm, put new one on an place door flap screws back in an tighten. Put springs back in an tighten. Kinda hard to hold brackets down but they will go. Saved a lot of money doing it myself for 60 min of repair . Good luck you can do it

Not ONE!

  • Customer: BLAKE from THIENSVILLE WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
What took the longest was emptying the very full freezer. One screwdriver. Note, three power cables included with the new unit. All were too short. The "old" cable showed no signs of wear,so i used it. Making ice in ~30 minutes!!! (-:

Ice maker overflowing water

  • Customer: Douglas Jr. from Baytown TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed 3 screws with nutdriver, unplugged old unit, plugged in new unit without needing any of the 4 wire adapters supplied, replaced shutoff arm from old unit, replaced screws and watched the ice flow. great replacement part.

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  • Customer: Rodney from Columbia SC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I disconnected the power, using a screw drier loosened the screws and disconnected the old ice maker. disconnected the ice maker power and assembled the new Ice maker first connecting the control bar then connect the power inside the refrigerator. connected the ice maker with the screws ensuring it is balanced so the water doesn't overflow. turned the power power on. it took about 6 hours for it to begin producing ice. this was an easy job just make sure the ice maker is rinsed thoroughly before connecting and very it is balance with the first few runs of water.

Ice maker was leaking water resulting in ice cycles hanging off front and rear of ice maker

  • Customer: David from Hemet CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
1. Turn off power, shut off water supply
2. Loosen top two screws of ice maker (will slide up and off, no need to take top two out)
3.Remove bottom screw from ice maker
4.Pulled unit out and disconnected wiring harness.
5.Removed wire shut off arm from old unit and installed it on new unit.
6 Connected wiring harness on new unit to refrigerator.
7. Slid new unit down onto top two screws, put in bottom screw and tightened all three
8. Turned on power and water supply.
Had ice being made within one hour. Part Select has given me great service, highly recommend.

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  • Customer: Daniel from Sarasota FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
part was easy to find on line at PartSlect. part arrived as promised and I was able to install the icemaker in less than one half hour. I also found a good video explaning the installation process.

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  • Customer: Gary A. from Gypsum CO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Thanks to your video the repair went rather smoothly.

Ice Build up in the ice cube storage bin

  • Customer: Carol from Yucaipa CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
If the ice maker mold develops a hole it will leak water causing an ice icicle to form on the bottom. If this is your symptom its time to replace the ice maker. The first step is to shut off water supply and unplug refrigerator. Next loosen the two upper screws and try not to remove them. On the bottom towards the front of the ice maker there is one screw. This is mounting bracket screw, remove it completely. At this point hold the ice maker a push it upwards to remove it from the upper mounting brackets. Once it is free from the mounting brackets you will have access to the wiring harness. The plug clips in place so you will have to spread it while unplugging it. Most likely you will have to remove shut-off arm and may be the heat shield as well from old unit. You may have to tug them some what to remove them from the front of the old ice maker. Suggest wearing work gloves for this step to avoid being cut. Install parts on the new ice maker by snapping them in place. Verify that the new icemaker has the correct wiring harness if so you are all set to install it. Place the new unit in the compartment and plug it in. Make sure it is also lined up in the rear where the water tube is a well. Now line up the upper screws with both support brackets and push down gently to lock them in. Install lower mounting screw. Snug up the upper screws enough so the unit is flush to the freezer wall and feels secure. Turn on water supply and plug in the refrigerator. Your Done And A Hero to your better half.

Water leaking from ice maker tray

  • Customer: Steven from Rochester MN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After watching the how to video posted on Parts Select I thought this looks very simple. It takes you step by step on how to install the ice maker. It was very easy and the video was right on the mark! Thanks again Parts Select you saved me a bunch of $$$.

Ice maker would not make any ice

  • Customer: Betty from Maricopa AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
All of the parts are removed and install through the front of the freezer bin. Remove three screws and unplug the old one. I plugged the old wiring directly in and set the new ice maker on two of the screws for alignment, then screwed in the third screw, tightened everything. Install the arm that checks the status of the amount of ice and waited for it to fill up with ice.
All Instructions for the KSSS48QDX05
826-840 of 847