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KBFS20ETSS01 KitchenAid Refrigerator - Instructions

All installation instructions for KBFS20ETSS01 parts

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All Instructions for the KBFS20ETSS01
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The change water filter light came on.

  • Customer: Charlene from Washington, DC
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I turned the water supply off and installed the new filter, which was easy. the hard part was finding the water filter at my local home improvement stores; they don't carry it. In the future I will use only Part Select.

Drawer bar gear had a broken plastic piece that would not hold the bar in place

  • Customer: Shirley from Lawrenceburg, KY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Looked at the appliance's booklet to see how it fit together, then installed it.

Needed to replace ice and water filter

  • Customer: Roxanne from Farmington, UT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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PartsSelect makes it so easy. I love that they inlcude a picture of each part so I am sure I am buying the right thing!

Not making ice

  • Customer: Raymond from Hanover Township, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I went on line and viewed the video. It looked so easy I ordered the new ice maker. Having the information I was able to take apart the old one and view the problem. By the time the new part arrived I was experienced with the installation. I was shocked when the new ice maker arrived within 1 day. I completed the installation without a hitch, I was delighted with the ease of installation and the operation of the new iace maker.Thanks again...Ray

Plastic pin hinge supporting pantry top broken

  • Customer: Robert from New York, NY
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First I printed out two descriptions previously posted on the PartSelect website. Then I ordered the part, now being sure that I was ordering the right part. Then I followed the descriptions to do the installation. There were minor differences in which screws were actually there and how to get the temperature control off of the back of the fridge. The hardest step was in carefully snapping out the temperature control from the end cap and reinserting it in the new end cap. Then the last tricky step was inserting the pantry cover back in the hinges, which requires bending the plastic, being careful not to break the hinge again. But it all worked out, thanks in large part to the previous descriptions of how to do it. PartSelect deserves a lot of credit for this!!

Ice maker quit

  • Customer: Peter from Johannesburg, MI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I removed contents of freezer as this was a bottom unit. I had to remove freezer drawers/door to easily access ice maker which was located in the back of unit,wasnt a problem.I did however take a hair dryer to water tube as it froze up with about an 6 inch tube of ice that finally slid down. Connected unit and had ice within an hour or so and a full tray within 24 hrs. Second ice maker in little over a year...Video very helpful, saved 100 bucks by doing myself. Part arrived fast, great job!

Ice maker leaked a little, then quit completely.

  • Customer: Steve from Lansing, MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
We ordered a PartSelect PS2121513 ice maker. I was concerned that there was no instructions shipped with the unit. Fortunately, PartSelect had an online video that guided me through the process. It wasn't that complex really. The only time I felt totally dumb was when using my nut driver to remove the bottom bracket. I couldn't figure out why there was no 1/4" socket with my set, so I used a small socket wrench instead. I finally figured out that the driver was already a 1/4", without a socket in it. After that it was easy. Slid the ice maker up a little to free it from the top mounting screws. Pulled it outward a bit to gain access to the connector at the back of the freezer, then squeezed the two sides of the connector and out it came. I popped the plastic cover off the existing device and then removed the connector as instructed in the video. I also removed the bale (as per the video). I put the connector harness, plastic cover and bale on the new ice maker and put it back in, this time using the nut driver on the bottom bracket :-). My only concern after that was that it didn't seem to be working. I had no idea that it needed some time to get cold before it would work. After about an hour, it filled with water and began making ice. Success.

I just needed to replace a rather useless can holder in the door with a more useful bin.

  • Customer: mindy from findley lake, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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All I needed was to replace a can holder in the door of my refrig ( since I don't drink pop/soda it was wasting space ) with a more useful bin to hold items like condiments/salad dressings. Popped one out, the new one in. . . . simple. I do appreciate the fact that this site made it easy to get the right item , and the item arrived the day after I ordered it. Thank you so much.

broken lid to pantry drawer

  • Customer: Virginia from Lyndhurst, OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Being mechanically challenged, I'm surprised I was able to do the repair but your website was very encouraging and very helpful. The hardest part was convincing myself that I could do it and that I owned the right tools. One trip to the basement, two tools and maybe 20 minutes later the repair was done! Loved how easy it was to order, how quickly it was delivered, really great instructions on the website.

the ice maker stopped working

  • Customer: Patrick from Barnegat, NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
turned off the water supply,disconnected the power from icemaker to the back wall,loosened the two screws on the top,and one screw on the bottom.removed old icemaker.took the bale off,to put on the new icemaker.removed the wire harness from the old,to put on the new icemaker..saved over $200 for the repairman,had a full tray of ice in 6 hours.(watching the video,helped)!!!!!,very thankful for your service,as most of my appliances are all in that ten year period,i will be ordering more as needed.

Ice maker drips water, making a blob of ice in the compartment

  • Customer: Charles from Metairie, LA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Empty out freezer loosen two top screws and took out bottom screw. Lifted out ice maker and unplugged wire. Took bailing arm and plug and put on new ice maker and reverse the process. Had ice in three hours and no leaks.

Compressor would not run.

  • Customer: Dennis from Grant, NE
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The repair was simple. It was a matter of unpluging the old relay and then pluging in the new one. I almost bought a new refrigerator but after doing alittle reading on this web sight and finding out the most common reason for having the problem I was having I decided to order the relay. It was the problem...$ 70.00 -v- $1400.00. I'm HAPPY !

Old ice maker element burnt out

  • Customer: David from Bonita, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed wiring from old ice maker and install on new. With 2 screws all ready in place hung ice maker on them. Attach wire connector into socket and install bottom screw to hold ice maker. Tighten top 2 screw and put wire guide in place. Drop wire guide down and ice started in 10 mins

broken end caps rendered our pantry drawer "topless"

  • Customer: Lynne from Bohemia, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
We needed to replace both end caps for our Kitchen Aid refrigerator's pantry drawer. Although it seemed that after a few minutes studying your website's illustrations we knew what parts to order, still we doubted ourselves thinking it just seemed somehow too clear considering we were in unknown territory. When we received our parts we were careful to keep the boxes and paperwork together still believing there was no way we were going to be successful. Wrong ! We did indeed have everything we needed and our repair went really smoothly. It was truly a pleasure and so satisfying. Thanks for your illustrations, your how to video and your prompt delivery.

replaced oven lightbulb

  • Customer: peggy ann from forest city, NC
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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very easy
All Instructions for the KBFS20ETSS01
541-555 of 848