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KSSS48QDX05 KitchenAid Refrigerator - Instructions

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Blades broke inside drum

  • Customer: gilbert from Columbus, MS
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed the ice maker and removed all the parts to see what was needed. Only needed the drum. Very easy to do yourself and received the part very quick. Completed the job in about four days due to waiting on part. The work to take apart and put back together about one hour.

Ice maker stopped making ice.

  • Customer: Russell from Sedro Woolley, WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The small arm in the tray for the ice maker stopped moving. I put hot water in there to see if anything was clogging up the line or the tray, but nothing was. I then pushed on the arm and it moved pretty easily. So I took off the front cover and the motor; I saw that the plastic piece connecting to the gear was broken. So I realigned and replaced the motor. Ice maker is working like a champ again.

Broken outlet nozzle

  • Customer: Brian from Lamar, CO
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced the output nozzle and hose that goes through the door and down under the frig.Wasnt sure if I could push new hose down through door so hooked the two hoses together so I could pull the new hose into place. To hook them together i took a short screw, cut off the head and screwed it into both hoses and put one wrap of tape around it. Pulled through the first time.

Old Ice Bin Auger had broken apart and would no longer dispense ice.

  • Customer: Kurt from Terre Haute, IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First of all when deciding where to order part from I could have saved a couple of bucks on another site but I chose PartSelect because of the video showing exactly how to install the part. When installing the new part it went in exactly as described. Part seems sturdy. Ice bin now works like new again. Hopefully it will last at least as long as the original. Part was good, delivery was quick. I will look here again if I need more parts for any appliance.

Plastic ice auger blade broke off and fell into ice cube bin.

  • Customer: Donna from Mahtomedi, MN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the broken auger blade part,replaced it with the new one. Simple easy,and with the fast service you provided repair was accomplished quickly. Will contact your company for all of my whirlpool parts needs.

light switch sticking

  • Customer: Paula from Rush, NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video and thought "I can do this". Made some notes and then proceeded to remove the old switch and replace with the new one. Thank you.

Light did not come on (bad bulb!) on TC18KL

  • Customer: Louis from Beloit, WI
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I have never before seen a bulb with the filament intact not light. If the bulb's filament seems intact, screw the bulb into a known working lamp and see if it lights. When screwing it back into the socket in the fridge, it takes a bit of extra effort to fully seat (until it does, it won't light!). For replacing the switch, I unplugged the unit, used a paint scraper and worked it under the switch bezel from the right side. A bit of moxie, and the switch came out. The replacement switch had a different spade contact spacing than the original. I used a pair of scissors to cut the rubber bridge between the two switch wire connectors so I could connect to the new switch. In the end, it turned out to be the bulb. NOTE: The Model TC18KL is _not_ listed! What I finally found that the number "P7803211WL" on the sticker is actually a manufacturing code. Found this out by searching, and Sears' part search came up with matches.

Icemaker not making ice

  • Customer: William from Centennial, CO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Had a 1999 Kitchenaid Superba refrigerator that quit making ice. Based on online research, my icemaker's problem could have been either the icemaker itself or the dual water valve. I opted to try the icemaker replacement first after watching the helpful installation video. The only issue I had that made the repair the slightest bit difficult was that bolt-headed screws were used to secure the icemaker to the fridge wall rather than Phillips and the one nearest the door can't be seen while trying to loosen it. It only took an extra ten minutes to overcome this obstacle (maybe 20 minutes total). After replacing the icemaker, I thought the water valve must have been the problem after all since the unit did not immediately start filling with water. However, once the unit chilled down, it worked perfectly.

Ice Maker

  • Customer: Donna from salt Lick, KY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Loosened 2 screws,un pluged the wiring harness,pluged the new ice maker in,tightened the 2 screws. . And I now have ice!! Very easy to install. .

icemaker was leaking water into freezer compartment

  • Customer: Sharon from Loveland, OH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Found the replacement icemaker I needed on your web site,ordered and recdeived it within 2 days. Watched the how to video and did the replacement in less than 5 minutes.However,I waited(2 days) for the icemaker to start working, it never did. Thinking there was another problem in the icemaking system, I contacted a local appliance repair shop. They checked the entire system and everything was ok except the new icemaker. Turns out the new icemaker was defective. I contacted PartSelect and reported the technicians findings. I had another new icemaker in 2 days again. I again installed the new one and am now making ice. Thank you for the installation video and the teriffic service.

no ice cubes

  • Customer: John from Oregon, OH
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
determend o.k. water flow,determend solenoids o.k.problem had to be ice maker.ordered part on Su. eve.,recieved new part Tue.A.M.,had part installed in 15 minutes. Then waited for quite a long time untill it finally made ice.

no ice

  • Customer: john from centerburg, OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
installed ice maker control & motor assembly

Old one stopped working

  • Customer: Brian from Scottsdale, AZ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Per directions supplied

Old Ice maker leaking

  • Customer: Richard from Metairie, LA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the old one. The new one had a power chord attached but it did not connect to the wire in the freezer. I saw it could be unplugged from the new ice maker and the power chord from the freezer plugged right in. Once installed, was not sure it worked but after a few hours it filled with water and started making ice. Works great now.

Quit making ice

  • Customer: Joe from Castlerock, CO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I have a side by side so the space to work in was limited but I still completed the install in about 30 minutes. Unplugged the refrigerator then loosened the top two screws took out the bottom screw lifted the ice maker out just far enough to disconnect the power cord reversed the procedure. plugged it back in started making ice in 30 minutes. Probably would have not have taken that long my MS slowed me down a little. The repair man was going to be $300.00 plus $$75.00 trip charge what I paid was $128.41 that was with 3 day shipping.
All Instructions for the KSSS48QDX05
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