KitchenAid is one of the leading home kitchen appliance brands in the world. Their refrigerators are top of the line, offering many great features and great quality. However, there are still some possible problems that we will mention along with their possible solutions.
When your refrigerator isn’t working, just take a look at its power cord and ensure that it is plugged into a working outlet. If you’re not sure, just unplug it, try the outlet with a lamp and plug it back in. Look for the temperature controls inside the top right corner of your KitchenAid refrigerator. Use the plus or the minus to set the proper temperatures of the refrigerator and the freezer. The freezer should be set to 0 degrees and the refrigerator to 38 degrees. Naturally, you have to wait for about 24 hours for the refrigerator and the freezer to reach these temperatures.Some people report problems with their ice-makers. If it stopped making ice, make sure you checked the wire arm shutoff. When the arm is in the up position, the ice-maker is turned off. So, push it down and turn it on.
If there are stuck ice cubes in the ice-maker’s ejector arm, just take a plastic spoon and remove them. If your ice-maker or your water dispenser isn’t working, the problem could be in the water supply behind the refrigerator.
Ensure that the water supply valve is completely opened. When your ice-maker starts making discolored ice, or if it tastes or smells funny, change its water filter. The water filter is located in the upper right corner of your KitchenAid refrigerator.
You should turn it on for around two minutes to drive the water in the system. Turn the filter counterclockwise to take it off and then put in a new filter while turning it clockwise into place.
Remember to never chip or dig ice from around the evaporator with sharp tool. It could rupture and you will probably have to buy a new refrigerator.
If you have an issue with doors that will not close, maybe you should try clearing food or drink containers first.
When they are difficult to open, try wiping the door gaskets with a cloth soaked in soapy water. The food or the drinks that you spilled can stick on the gaskets and cause trouble.
When the refrigerator is running, but it is not cold, there could be a number of problems. First check the cold control, maybe it is broken and it is not shutting off. If it is warm, check the fan in the freezer. Listen to make sure it is running, because it should move the air from the freezer to the refrigerator. If it is not running, you probably have a defrost problem, where it cannot blow through the coils. Therefore, you should take the back panel off and remove clean the coils.
We hope we helped you to at least figure out what the problem is and how it can be resolved. If there is something you are not comfortable with, you should probably call a professional and have him take care of the problem with your KitchenAid refrigerator.
Troubleshooting KitchenAid Built-in Refrigerators
By Ryan Malone
KitchenAid built-in refrigerator styles might seem more difficult to troubleshoot than traditional refrigerator designs. However, the problems that could arise are the same. Finding the source of the problem is the quickest way to a speedy repair. So, before you call a technician, check the components to see whether there’s anything you can fix yourself.
If the light in your refrigerator doesn’t work, you might have accidentally unplugged the power. Check the plug socket to see whether it’s still connected or has been knocked out of place. All KitchenAid refrigerators will also have an "auto-off" function, which means that if you’ve left the door open for more than 10 minutes, the light will turn off. If your fridge light turns on after you close and reopen the door again, it probably wasn’t shut properly. If neither of these quick fixes work, your light has probably burned out and will need to be replaced.
KitchenAid refrigerator motors run at least 80 percent of the time and even longer on warm days. If a large amount of food has been added, or if the door has been left open, it will need to work harder to stay cool. Keeping your food organized and closing the doors as soon as possible will prevent it from overworking. If your fridge is too warm, it probably has dirty condenser coils. Clean them with a vacuum cleaner and brush nozzle attachment at least twice per year.
A little bit of noise is perfectly normal. Noise mainly occurs when the ice maker is filling up. This buzzing sound comes from the water valve opening. When the ice melts, it will also make the sound of running water. A buzzing sound can also occur when the fans are adjusting to the temperature. If the noise gets louder when you open the fridge, replace your evaporator fan. If the sound is coming from the bottom of the fridge, check the drain pan. If it’s not securely in place, it might rattle.
The ice bin can take up to four days to fill, meaning that if your refrigerator has recently been installed, it might not be ready. On some models there might be a shutoff arm. Check this to see whether it’s set to “OFF” and then switch it to “ON." If everything seems in order, but no ice will come out, the ejector arm is probably jammed. Simply poke it with a plastic utensil and move any surrounding ice to unclog it.
Based in Bristol, Ryan Malone has been working in the construction industry since 1977. He has earned various home related qualifications, including diplomas in plumbing and heating, painting and decorating, and advanced construction.
Try the solutions suggested here first in order to avoid the
cost of an unnecessary service call.
Your refrigerator will not operate
Is the power supply cord unplugged? Plug into a grounded
3 prong outlet.
Has a household fuse or circuit breaker tripped? Replace
the fuse or reset the circuit breaker.
Is the refrigerator or freezer control turned to the OFF
position? Refer to the "Using the Controls" section.
Is the refrigerator defrosting? Recheck to see if the
refrigerator is operating in 30 minutes. Your refrigerator will
regularly run an automatic defrost cycle.
Is the refrigerator not cooling? For models with digital
controls, turn the unit OFF then ON again to reset. See the
"Using the Controls" section. If this does not correct the
problem, call for service.
The lights do not work
Is the power supply cord unplugged? Plug into a grounded
3 prong outlet.
Is a light bulb loose in the socket or burned out? See the
"Changing the Light Bulb(s)" section.
Has the door been opened more than ten minutes? When
the door is held open for more than ten minutes, the "Door
Open" indicator light will flash and the interior lights will shut
off. See "Door Open" in the "Using the Controls" section.
There is water in the defrost drain pan
Is the refrigerator defrosting? The water will evaporate. It is
normal for water to drip into the defrost pan.
Is it more humid than normal? When it is humid, expect that
the water in the defrost pan will take longer to evaporate.
The motor seems to run too much
Is the room temperature hotter than normal? The motor
will run longer under warm conditions. At normal room
temperatures, expect your motor to run about 80% of the
time. Under warmer conditions, it will run even more.
Has a large amount of food just been added to the
refrigerator? Adding a large amount of food warms the
refrigerator. The motor normally will run longer to cool the
refrigerator back down.
Are the doors opened often? The motor will run longer
when this occurs. Conserve energy by getting all items out at
one time, keeping food organized, and closing the door as
soon as possible.
Are the controls not set correctly for the surrounding
conditions? Refer to the "Using the Controls" section.
Are the doors not closed completely? Close the doors
firmly. If they do not close completely, see "The doors will not
close completely" later in this section.
Are the condenser coils dirty? This prevents air transfer and
makes the motor work harder. Clean the condenser coils.
Refer to the "Cleaning" section.
Are the door gaskets not sealed all the way around?
Contact a technician or other qualified person.
NOTE: Your new refrigerator will run longer than your old one
due to its high efficiency motor.
The refrigerator seems to make too much noise
The sounds may be normal for your refrigerator. See the
"Normal Sounds" section.
The ice maker is not producing ice or not enough ice
Has the ice maker just been installed? The ice bin holds 14
to 17 lbs. (6.4 to 7.7 kg) of ice. The ice bin can take three to
four days to completely fill, if no ice is used during this time.
Is the freezer temperature cold enough to produce ice?
Wait 24 hours after ice maker hook-up for ice production. See
the "Using the Controls" section.
Is the ice maker wire shut-off arm in the OFF (arm up)
position (on some models)? Lower the wire shut-off arm to
the ON (arm down) position. See the "Ice Maker and Storage
Is the ice maker switch in the OFF (right) position (on
some models)? Move ice maker switch to the ON (left)
position. See the "Ice Maker and Storage Bin/Bucket"
Is the water line shut-off valve to the refrigerator turned
on? Turn on the water valve. See the "Water Supply
Does the ice maker mold have water in it or has no ice
been produced? Make sure your refrigerator has been
connected to a water supply and the supply shut-off valve is
turned on. See the "Water Supply Connection" section.
Is an ice cube jammed in the ice maker ejector arm?
For models with an interior ice bin, remove the ice from the
ejector arm with a plastic utensil. For models with an ice
bucket located on the freezer door, access the ice maker by
depressing the ice sensor door on the upper left side of the
freezer interior. While depressing the sensor door, lift the ice
maker service door and remove the ice from the ejector with
a plastic utensil. See the "Ice Maker and Storage Bin/Bucket"
Has a large amount of ice just been removed? Allow three
to four days for an empty ice bin to completely fill, if no ice is
used during this time.
Are the controls set correctly? See the "Using the Controls"
Is there a water filter installed on the refrigerator? The
filter may be clogged or installed incorrectly. Check the filter
installation instructions to ensure that the filter was installed
correctly and is not clogged. If installation or clogging is not a
problem, call a technician or other qualified person.
NOTE: If not due to any of the above, there may be a problem
with the water line. Call for service.
The freezer works ok but no matter what the refrigerator setting is set to,
The freezer works ok but no matter what the refrigerator setting is set to, it does not keep cool (about 50 degrees F). I have tried replacing the fan, thermostat, and even the control board without making any difference. This is one refrigerator to stay away from.
Ian of Edmonton, AB
I had a lot of problems with the ice maker and freezer. There are only two
I had a lot of problems with the ice maker and freezer. There are only two of us in the home and the ice clumps together, ice cubes were not clear and I get freezer burn on packages. We are told it is because we open the doors too much???
Jeanne of Vineyard, Utah
We contacted Whirlpool directly and they were amazing. We are getting a ne
We contacted Whirlpool directly and they were amazing. We are getting a new refrigerator. Deal with Whirlpool, not Kitchenaid.
Leah of Hayden Lake, ID
We selected KitchenAid panel ready, so our custom kitchen would have a desi
We selected KitchenAid panel ready, so our custom kitchen would have a designer look. Imagine how disappointed we were to learn that this refrigerator IS NOT counter depth!! The sides of the refrigerator stick out a 1/4 of an inch too far, and The sides of the door show. I understood the sides of the door would show, because you would not be able to open the refrigerator if the sides were enclosed. What I did not know or expect was the refrigerator to be black!!! Why would a black refrigerator be made for white panels?Why did my sales person not tell me I was getting a black refrigerator, especially since I was going to be seeing the sights around the door in my all white custom kitchen? EVERYONE PAY ATTENTION: The spec sheets that KitchenAid provides for your designer and cabinet builders is INCORRECT!! At least ours are! You should review yours!! The refrigerator does not measure the same as the spec sheets. This is why the refrigerator sticks out on the sides. I feel KitchenAid needs to be held accountable!
Marilyn of Louisville, KY
The 3 year old refrigerator leaked water on the floor constantly. The ice m
The 3 year old refrigerator leaked water on the floor constantly. The ice maker worked sporadically and now the unit has stopped cooling. Called repairman who replaced a fan motor. Unit cooled for about a week then stopped cooling again. Called the repairman again who came and replaced the same part claiming the part was defective. Again, the unit stopped cooling after 3 days. Called Sears Appliance Repair who diagnosed the control board as having to be replaced. We ordered the control board which took a week to arrive. The Sears repairman then said he could not service the unit because Sears did not want to be responsible for future repairs that may be required. Apparently problems with this unit is well known. We are still without a working refrigerator. Going on 3 weeks now. I am giving up trying to fix it and purchasing a new unit.
Marvalette of Houston, TX
KitchenAid refrigerator model #KSCS25INSS01 failed, quit and died - This re
KitchenAid refrigerator model #KSCS25INSS01 failed, quit and died - This refrigerator quit working after only 5.6 years. It was the main control board. The fact that I lost some food wasnt the real issue for me. It was the response I received: We are very sorry, the control board is no longer available. The vendor that manufactures the part is no longer available, with no new supplier to manufacture the part at this time. Since we are also consumers, we understand your frustration. My only option is to send the part out and have it repaired.No response to my question about warranty and no to a new refrigerator. My issue is if KitchenAid cannot get parts, then they shouldnt be in the appliance business. So much for the warranty, its not worth the paper its written on. I only wish I would have read all of these other complaints prior to buying their products. Did this happen after Whirlpool bought them out or has it always been this bad? I have never had a problem with refrigerator, even the old secondhand ones always work. Any suggestions how to proceed? It looks to me like my experience doesnt even rate as a horror story compared to what I have read on this site.
Mark of Auburn, WA
I wish you could give negative stars for their crappy product. We purchased
I wish you could give negative stars for their crappy product. We purchased a kitchenaid built-in refrigerator. After only 2 months of operation the refrigerator quit cooling. Both freezer and refrigerator stopped working. We lost all our freezer food and we were forced to rent another refrigerator while waiting for an appointment to have the refrigerator repaired. The refrigerator is still under the warranty period. We have had the assigned repair company come out three times. They have replaced the control module voltage inverter. The refrigerator is still not working and now the repair person has stated he is not sure and will start replacing more parts. KitchenAid has stated that they will NOT do anything but allow this technician to replace part by part. This is a $10K refrigerator and they have little regard to helping resolve the issue. Stay away from KitchenAid.
Robert of San Diego, CA
Purchased a KitchenAid 36 Full depth 29 CU French Door Refrigerator on June
Purchased a KitchenAid 36 Full depth 29 CU French Door Refrigerator on June 5, 2013 and I have problems starting 3 months after purchase. The refrigerator had ice build up in the rear wall and made a loud noise. I had repair person come out 3 times. The problem would cease for about 3 months and then would begin again. The authorize repair man broke the tracks that support the freezer. Didnt know this until later. December 2014, the freezer just stop working. The refrigerator is still cooling, but it still has moisture in it. This has been a $2,399 headache. I bought this refrigerator because my previous KitchenAid lasted for 20 years, but I wouldnt recommend this refrigerator to my worst enemy. DO NOT BUY THIS REFRIGERATOR.
jewel of Awendaw, SC
This has been a nightmare since we purchased, has stopped working several t
This has been a nightmare since we purchased, has stopped working several times and after service it continues to have issues, no ice making, fan freezing up, temperature in refrigerator up to 45 degrees. They have sent two repair companies and replaced all parts. The first company has declined to accept the insurance company work to repair again. They stated it was a lemon. Now they are sending another repair company to change the computer systems. That was a month ago and the parts are not in. This should become a class action lawsuit against KitchenAid, its suppliers and the employees of the claims department at Kitchen Aid with there false statements. Recall the product. It is defective.
kevin of Pawleys Island, SC
Ordered a KitchenAid refrigerator KRM706ESS01 just over a month ago. The re
Ordered a KitchenAid refrigerator KRM706ESS01 just over a month ago. The refrigerator stopped working on Sunday the 20th and did not see a technician until the 23rd. The technician came to the house and told us we needed a part to repair which will not be delivered until the 31st and who knows when the technician will conveniently show up. Now we are out $1000 of Thanksgiving food for 18 people at my house and KitchenAid/Whirlpool offered $100 for the inconvenience, right!! I spent over 2 hours on hold waiting to talk to someone who could actually do something and when I finally was able to speak to someone they were of no help (Tim #**). Looks as though we will be out of a refrigerator for the foreseeable future. I will never buy a KitchenAid product again and will do everything in my power to spread the word of a terrible product/customer service.
Ryan of Snowmass, CO
We bought a KA fridge KSF26C7XYY04 with an extended warranty service plan.
We bought a KA fridge KSF26C7XYY04 with an extended warranty service plan. Thank goodness! We have had 3 service calls in a 6 month period. The fridge is only 2 years old. The evaporator and ice dispenser motor had to be replaced. I just called again because once again the freezer is not working. I have thrown out food 3 times now. I have a 5-hour service repair window every time the company that services the warranty comes out. Last time the part took so long to come in that I waited for almost 4 weeks to get my fridge fixed. This purchase has been a total nightmare! If we did not have the warranty, KA would not even talk to me. There is zero customer service. I was actually told today that with the internet I should have done my homework by their own customer service! That says it all. Sad state of affairs. I will never buy a KA appliance ever again. Once the warranty runs out and I cant get them to continue to fix this fridge, I will take the loss and buy a new non-KA fridge. This company completely sucks. All 3 drawers on the fridge side are broken. Same issue where the face of the drawer has come off. I had one drawer replaced which broke again. KA wont stand behind their poorly made product. They want me to buy them for $125/drawer. I refuse to spend any more money on this piece of poorly made appliance. I duct tape them! SO sad.
Rosa of Weymouth, MA
We bought our KitchenAid Built-In Refrigerator in 2008 for approx $7,500. W
We bought our KitchenAid Built-In Refrigerator in 2008 for approx $7,500. We have had several issues with the Ice Maker. However, this week, the Main Controller Board went out and had to be repaired. The authorized repair company told us that the Board had been discontinued by KitchenAid and they would work to get the board repaired. I called KitchenAid and eventually got through to someone that explained that the company that produced this board is located in Japan and was hit by the Tsunami and can no longer provide the board. Also, we are out of warranty and this is now our problem. My issue is that I had expectations that this high-end expensive refrigerator would last more than 6 years. A built in refrigerator should be repaired not replaced. I find it unacceptable that KitchenAid wouldnt have a Dual Source for this key component to the refrigerator. Bottom Line - Very Disappointed in KitchenAid!
Bob of Yorba Linda, CA
In June, 2009, I did a complete kitchen remodel and installed all-KitchenAi
In June, 2009, I did a complete kitchen remodel and installed all-KitchenAid appliances, including a side-by-side refrigerator model KSCS25MVMS which cost almost $2,500. I purchased a five-year extended warranty on all the appliances which, unfortunately, has now expired. I recently noticed water damage to the base of the cabinet surrounding the refrigerator and to the hardwood floor. I had an appliance repairman out and he determined that the water leak was the result of a crack in the evaporator drip pan under the refrigerator. He said he would order a replacement pan. A couple of days later he called to inform me that this part was no longer available. He said he could attempt to repair it, with no guaranty that the repair would be successful, or I could buy a new refrigerator. I think it is outrageous that a $2,500 6-year old refrigerator (which is otherwise working fine) is now rendered unusable because of the failure of a cheap plastic part that KitchenAid has discontinued. It sounds like KitchenAid is discontinuing parts availability in order to force people to buy new products. Well, all I can say is, if I end up having to buy a new refrigerator, it will most definitely NOT be a KitchenAid!!!
Penny of Mill Valley, CA
Our Kitchen Aid Model KFIS29PBMS00 is about 16 months old. We purchased a h
Our Kitchen Aid Model KFIS29PBMS00 is about 16 months old. We purchased a higher end appliance thinking it would last. It is the loudest (grinding noises) refrigerator I have ever had/heard, but we have dealt with that. When the unit recently stopped cooling we found it was under warranty. When the service technician saw which model it was, he said I knew what the problem would be. It needs a new compressor and evaporation unit. Unfortunately, the fastest it can be repaired is 5 days. Having children and no refrigerator is quite a problem when it comes to eating. Everything in the unit is a total loss. And despite being under warranty, there is nothing Kitchen Aid does to help you during this time with no way to cool food. No loaner and they wont just replace this faulty unit. This is really not customer service. Do not buy this model and if you can help it, do not purchase from KitchenAid because if you have a problem, despite a warranty, it will be a loss.
Suzanne of Dacula, GA
I purchased a new home with a new refrigerator. From day one the refrigerat
I purchased a new home with a new refrigerator. From day one the refrigerator froze everything. I called KitchenAid who sent out technicians. They have now come out 3 times replacing multiple parts and told us it was fixed. Of course, it is not. I called KitchenAid again who told me that only counts as 1 service call and they would need to send another company. They need to have at least 3 service calls - of course my 3 only count as one. So, back to square one. 4 weeks already with a fridge that ruined all my food and is running up my electric bill. Plus, the companies they send out can only give you a full day appointment and the company they sent doesnt even come in the window set up.I tried to talk to a manager but shockingly one wasnt available. Honestly, the worst customer service and a worthless product. I will never buy KitchenAid but am now stuck with a non-working expensive refrigerator and nothing I can do. You would think that at least a brand new product would work or they would do something about it.
Lauren of Forest Park, IL
I have been disappointed in my refrigerator from day one. Temperature is in
I have been disappointed in my refrigerator from day one. Temperature is inconsistent throughout: items freeze and also, just simple design features, like being able to open a vegetable bin when only one door was open, but now taking the cake is my ice and water on the door only functions intermittently and service guys said needs a new board. It’s a $250 part, ok. Frig is 10 years old, I’m ok with that. WELL THEY DONT MAKE PART any longer and there is no work around! KitchenAid customer service’s best response was to send me to a discount supplier of new refrigerators. I’m beyond frustrated. They blame it on supplier, but we all know if KA cared enough for their consumers, it would be provided. This was an expensive refrigerator and I don’t want a new one!
Lenore of Tulsa, OK
We just bought a new 32 built in KitchenAid refrigerator with french doors
We just bought a new 32 built in KitchenAid refrigerator with french doors and bottom freezer. It is fine except that the door slams shut upon release. If the door is open and I just let go of one of the doors, it slams really hard and its so annoying! Had someone out to look at it twice, and they said that there was nothing they could do. That apparently theyre all that way. Has anybody else else experienced this? Paid $9000.00 and I would think that it would be able to close properly without jumping out of my skin if I dont remember to hold on to the door and gently close it!
Toni of San Francisco, CA
I purchased a KitchenAid French door unit with the freezer in the bottom. S
I purchased a KitchenAid French door unit with the freezer in the bottom. Shortly after the installation, the seal on the left door failed. Then, the freezer did not work. Then the hose to the ice maker let go and caused major water damage to the room below the refrigerator. Now the unit wont cool. I am done with all KitchenAid and Whirlpool products. Leaders of these companies should be ashamed of themselves. Ripping off American consumers is criminal.
Maryann of Middle Haddam, CT
We bought a French door freezer on the bottom lovely refrigerator. 11 month
We bought a French door freezer on the bottom lovely refrigerator. 11 months from purchase it quit making ice and would not keep things frozen. The repairman replaced all of the parts in the refrigerator. It was as good as new. Yah right. Now six weeks later it is starting the same thing. I just called and demanded we get a new refrigerator. Oh they cant do that, they only repair their screw ups not replace them. I would love to get a class action lawsuit going. We spent more than $2000 for a piece of crap. I know reading other problems that others have spent much more. The company that is ruining the KitchenAid name should be put out of business. They used to be a high end appliance. Give me your thoughts. Thank you.
Sharon of Grand Junction, CO
Dont let the high price and nice design of this refrigerator fool you. The
Dont let the high price and nice design of this refrigerator fool you. The interior lights on this model work about 1% of the time. The ice maker produces ice (maybe!) 2 times a month if were lucky. We actually have to buy our ice now.... The water dispenser operates 50% of the time. The other 50% of the time the water dispenses on its own and floods our kitchen floor. The water dispensing by itself happens at all hours of the day. The door handles have all fallen off multiple times. The failures of this product have happened at different times so they arent connected to one another whatsoever. This refrigerator model worked as expected for the first 7 months.We have performed all troubleshooting suggestions. A refrigeration expert has inspected this refrigerator numerous times and and has not been able to fix anything except tighten the door handles (which are still loose and ready to fall off AGAIN). Our friends purchased this exact model and within 9 months their ice machine quit producing ice. If this model hadnt cost us $4,000.00 we would happily dispose of it in the city landfill and replace it with a different MAKE and model. This refrigerator has been a nightmare and we look forward to the day that it actually quits refrigerating our food.
Mandy of Sheridan, WY
Built-In Double French Door Refrigerator, Side By Side, Freezer Drawer Bott
Built-In Double French Door Refrigerator, Side By Side, Freezer Drawer Bottom. 1 Year Old, $10K Unit. Five service calls on the doors that dont close or seal properly. Door springs replaced 4 times. Last a couple of weeks, then break again. Service is subbed out to an appliance repair outfit that could care less. Poorly made product. KitchenAid should replace this box under warranty, but they keep giving me the runaround. Bad product. Bad Company. Bad Service.
Alan of Boca Raton, FL
We have had our Kitchen Aid refrigerator several years ago and have had an
We have had our Kitchen Aid refrigerator several years ago and have had an ongoing problem with the door closures. Both the French door and the bottom freezer drawer require the user to stop and really push them to get them to close properly. Many a morning, we have gotten up to an overheated refrigerator because one or more of the doors did not close properly. Would not buy again and will replace soon.
Robin of Arlington, VA
KitchenAid refrigerator is making loud sounds, so I call service man. Could
KitchenAid refrigerator is making loud sounds, so I call service man. Could not get control board to fix. Wanted to charge for time and fan, so took appliance apart in pieces. Called Whirlpool. Told needed extended warranty for $400 for service. Next day service told me no part as not made. Rebuilt was only option without warranty & 2 weeks of waiting & if faulty, continue to return until they make it right. Receiving harassing phone calls (2 times) from first service man with demand of $275.00 at almost midnight. Out $400.00 & refrigerator does not work. Cant go without insulin as diabetic. Told have to keep warranty for years if needs service. Class Action lawsuit is necessary. (Refrigerator is about $9,000.)
Darlene of Texas, TX
I purchased all new KitchenAid appliances for mothers day in 2013. My refri
I purchased all new KitchenAid appliances for mothers day in 2013. My refrigerator worked for about a year, and since that time I have place 6 service calls. Yes, I bought the extended 5-year warranty for $300, but thats a joke too. My refrigerator has made loud humming sounds, the ice melted, and I lost all the contents of the freezer and refrigerator. The ice container has rust in it (company wont replace), and when I called for service like today, they say Oh we can get there in 2 weeks. After reading all the complaints on this site, KitchenAid must know that its customers are not happy. I will never buy KitchenAid again.I am surprised that in an industry where customer service is king (or should be), this company cares so little about its customers. I would be willing to entertain a class action lawsuit on this company for selling faulty products. I too have to take time off of work every time the repair man comes out. I think its time this company be held responsible for the products it sells. Is there a lawyer our there that can help the little guy who just wants a refrigerator that works?
sherry of Dublin, CA
Never ever buy KitchenAid appliance, service is garbage, product is garbage
Never ever buy KitchenAid appliance, service is garbage, product is garbage, warranty is garbage (warranty with Whirlpool company). I spend lot of money for KitchenAid appliance but after 1 year my KitchenAid appliances broke down, every single month. I called to Whirlpool for warranty. They sent a technician twice after I called 40 times, when the technician arrived, I knew more about appliances then he did, I dont know how they got hired. After 2 months passed and they couldnt find whats the issue, they said they will replace the fridge; a month passed and attempted to delivery a new fridge. When the delivery people arrived they said they cant deliver the fridge to the apartment because the fridge was too big (keep in mind they were the delivery guys). So they left and said to reschedule. We rescheduled, and a month later another delivery attempt was made by different delivery ppl but they gave the same answer which was to reschedule because the fridge is too big and that they need a technician on hand to remove the fridge doors so it can go in the apartment. So now we had to reschedule for the 3rd time... 4 weeks later we receive a call from the KitchenAid delivery department and said that if we would like the delivery done on a Saturday, I said that I was busy on Saturday and that if we have waited 4 months for this. Lets wait another 2 days and deliver the fridge on Monday, the representative said that Saturday is the only day for the delivery and that the delivery company wont be working with KitchenAid anymore. They have internal issues. So now we are trying to reschedule for the 4 times and 5 months have passed since this headache has started... A job that any other company would have fixed in 1 week is taking KitchenAid so far 5 months. I am calling the customer service every day trying to get the fridge resolved. But Im being pushed around from customer service to product and exchange department to delivery department to other departments. The KitchenAid Warranty Department should be investigated and see why are they taking people’s money and making them feel assure that once the appliances are broken, they will fix it; but instead they are a fraud.
Honey of Thornhill, ON
My counter depth side by side fridge model KSC24cEYY02 was purchased 12/12.
My counter depth side by side fridge model KSC24cEYY02 was purchased 12/12. At the one year point I began having problems with the ice dispenser motor. It has now been replaced 5 times. The extended warranty company has been a horror. The contract says that if the part is replaced more than 3 times, the unit is considered a lemon. Then they tell me that the Lemon Law is not valid in NY. They also say that no matter how many times a part is replaced during a 120-day period it is considered one replacement. What??? I have been without an ice maker for months. It usually works for a week or so after each repair. I have spent hours and hours on the phone and have to save out 2 Saturdays a month for the repair guy. It is a nightmare. I want a buyout so that I can purchase a functioning refrigerator.
Angela of Millwood, NY
Purchased a $7000 Kitchen Aid refrigerator 6 years ago (KSSO48FTX02) at the
Purchased a $7000 Kitchen Aid refrigerator 6 years ago (KSSO48FTX02) at the suggestion of the salesman at JC Perreault in Montreal. Thankfully our $25,000 purchase of appliances did not include any other Kitchen Aid products as my recent problem has been nothing short of a customer service nightmare. Our refrigerator, which other than a constant noise problem, had been relatively reliable. Last month, a constant beeping sound and on/off of a motor was observed. In addition the control panel lights were constantly flashing whenever the door was opened. For 3 days - getting through the 800 number was impossible - so I was forced to call an outside tech. Upon hearing of the problem he informed me that there was a 90% chance the motherboard was fried. I told him to come over anyhow and in 5 minutes of pressing buttons he confirmed it - AND that the replacement part was DISCONTINUED by Kitchen Aid because of the Tsunami in Japan 5 years ago! The only fix would be a black market repair and it would cost me $2000, and it might not even work! When I finally got through to customer service at KA, they confirmed that the part was no longer being made and they suggested I check out Ebay or Amazon for replacements! The nightmare continues as I try to decide whether or not to cut my losses and buy a new fridge - and remodel my kitchen in the process since this one was built-in. NEVER AGAIN WILL I PURCHASE ANY PRODUCT MADE BY KITCHEN AID, or Whirlpool or Jenn-air.
Danny of Montreal, QC
We purchased a high end KitchenAid side by side refrigerator in 2009, erron
We purchased a high end KitchenAid side by side refrigerator in 2009, erroneously believing that KitchenAid products were of high quality. Wrong! In 2014 the refrigerator failed and was not repairable. Fortunately we had purchased an extended warranty and it was replaced with a new one, same model. In September, 2019, the replacement failed and was again not repairable. These are junk refrigerators with junk warranties as they do not last long enough to take advantage of repair and parts warranties. As they say, To forgive once is to be human. To forgive twice is to be a fool. Dont be a fool and buy a KitchenAid (Whirlpool) refrigerator.
Jeffrey of Portland, OR
I have owned my KSF26CXYY04 side by side for about a year. It does keep foo
I have owned my KSF26CXYY04 side by side for about a year. It does keep food correctly cooled and there have not been problems with leaks or other mechanical issues. However, the drawers (bins) are designed so that all the tension is on tiny triangles. We have had two drawers crack at this stress point and consequently they are unusable. Replacement drawers were ordered $90 a piece plus $20 min. fee for delivery ($200 and counting). It wouldnt be bad if that solved the problem, but it is a matter of time before these also break. I have never had this issue with any other refrigerator.
N. of Salinas, CA
WE bought a complete kitchen set but after one year the 4 lights in the top
WE bought a complete kitchen set but after one year the 4 lights in the top of the refrigerator stopped working. The place where we bought it, Heber Appliance, could not fix the problem because of the way its designed. It wasnt the bulbs but the wiring. So they gave us a deal on a new one. Now the exact same problem is occurring. The 4 lights in the top of the fridge started flickering a week ago and now are out completely after one year. We will never buy KitchenAid again ever!
David of Park City, UT
I purchased a refrigerator from HH Gregg. My one year KitchenAid refrigerat
I purchased a refrigerator from HH Gregg. My one year KitchenAid refrigerator broke down right before the warranty was up. They had to put in a new compressor - after one year the fridge was toast. It took me many calls to KitchenAid/Whirlpool to have them provide a reputable servicer. The first one, provided by HH Gregg (A&E Factory Service) took my fridge apart and left, never to return. The second, VIA Services came and fixed the fridge, but now after one month is it not working again. KitchenAid said it is no longer under warranty even though it is the same problem. NEVER buy a KitchenAid Whirlpool product. The company has no integrity and their products STINK! Stay far away.
Robert of Arlington, VA
I bought a new KitchenAid refrigerator model #ksrj25fxms02 at BrandsMart on
I bought a new KitchenAid refrigerator model #ksrj25fxms02 at BrandsMart on 2/20/11. After two years, the drinking water and ice out of the refrigerator odors are real bad. After doing all recommendations from KitchenAid, including changing water hoses, filter, cleaning, etc., the drinking waters odor persists, and there is nothing they can do. I dont recommend KitchenAid refrigerators to anybody.
Manuel of Miami, FL
Horrible fridge. Issues from day one. 1st one replaced immediately, and rep
Horrible fridge. Issues from day one. 1st one replaced immediately, and repeated service calls since then. Hundreds and hundreds of dollars lost on food and lost work time. Just asked Kitchenaid if I could get a different model and they said that they would not do ANYTHING for us. Bad fridge and even WORSE company. What a shame. Bought it because it was a Kitchenaid. Wont trust their products and customer service and suggest that you do not either.
Jennifer of Mequon, WI
Well for the send time our expensive KitchenAid Built-in Side by Side Refri
Well for the send time our expensive KitchenAid Built-in Side by Side Refrigerator Freezer Failed. It is almost 10 years old. The refrigerator repairmen from Judd and Black Electric arrived about 12:00 and fussed around with our fridge for an hour. In my opinion they didnt have a clue really and ** thought they were rude. At the end of the process they said the main control module was out, KitchenAid didnt make the part, it wasnt available anymore and they couldnt fix the KitchenAid KSSC48QMS01 side by side built in refrigerator. Period. They said that Core Centric could rebuild the control board but they didnt offer to take it out or send it in to Core Centric. The entire afternoon I researched the issue and learned that there are several companies that will rebuild the control board for about $100, found a YouTube Video on how to remove it and learned the serial number (W10219463-119) of the offending part. I will NEVER buy a KichenAid product again.
Claude of Mount Vernon, WA
We purchased a stainless freezer at the bottom model in January of 2013 fro
We purchased a stainless freezer at the bottom model in January of 2013 from a local appliance store. Within a couple of months we had a freezer that stopped getting cold and lost all the food in it. A repairman came quickly and said it was working fine and it continued for a year. Then the freezer stopped working for a day, but came back on. In October of 2015 the freezer stopped completely. We have had a series of repairmen out and we still have no freezer. I have called KitchenAid and they said they would only fix and repair what is in the sealed unit, but that often the control panels fail and that they wont fix or replace the control panel. We paid top dollar for a fridge that lasted two years. There is no way I would ever buy a KitchenAid product again for any reason. This has been a nightmare. We were without a fridge during the hottest two months on record and now we are going into the holidays without a fridge/freezer. I would never recommend buying a KitchenAid appliance and would warn anyone to avoid this company.
Kara of Oxnard, CA
We purchased the top of the line KitchenAid built-In refrigerator. Before a
We purchased the top of the line KitchenAid built-In refrigerator. Before a year was up it stopped working and they had to replace the whole internals of the unit. They have been out several times for the Indoor Ice maker freezing up. Ice maker has never worked properly since day one. Now the refrigerator is stopped working and they want $1,500 to fix it. This has been nothing but a big waste of money. DO NOT BUY KITCHENAID.
Bryan of Irvine , CA
Purchased new refrigerator Oct 2013. One year later it failed - not keeping
Purchased new refrigerator Oct 2013. One year later it failed - not keeping food cool enough. Parts were replaced. One year later it failed again - same problem but different cause. This time it was a manufacturing defect which, according to the repairman, was well known but we had received no notice. Again, according to the repairman, there had been six updates to the control panel during that year but again, no notice from KitchenAid. Now, two months later, it has failed again. This time it is some sort of internal water leak which was undetected until it ruined about half my kitchen cabinets, the lower adjacent wall and several feet of living room wood floor. Fortunately I have both home insurance which will cover most of the house damage and an extended warranty on the refrigerator which will cover that repair but I am still out a substantial deductible which I intend to be reimbursed by KitchenAid. Further, under no circumstances would I recommend a KitchenAid appliance to anyone. This particular model is a POS and further, KitchenAid does not apparently care what happens to the appliance once it leaves their factory.
John of Tempe, AZ
I bought a kitchen full of kitchenaid appliances. Top of the line at a big
I bought a kitchen full of kitchenaid appliances. Top of the line at a big cost. The refrigerator started periodically leaking water. So I called customer service and was told they know nothing about it and they could send a repairman to diagnose the problem. I told her that I need to do a little research before I make a decision. Within two minutes I found 100s of similar problems on google. It was a poorly designed discharge tube and there was a new redesigned one available. So I call back in a NOT SO NICE mood because I hate being taken for an idiot. They gave me some run around excuse but did agree to send me the replacement part. Now Im reading all the reviews and boy did I make a mistake buying this brand. How do they get away with this **. Why doesnt the government or some law firm file claim a class action suit against these thieves?
Sam of Chicago, IL
Our stainless steel, French door, KitchenAid refrigerator is a year old. Th
Our stainless steel, French door, KitchenAid refrigerator is a year old. The ice cube maker stopped working, so we had to have a service person come out. The diagnosis is that the ice maker broke, due to ice build-up. The part is under warranty, but the first service charge is $189.00 and they have to come again after the part is ordered. How can they charge to fix a part that is still under warranty that broke because it is defective? I will never buy from KitchenAid again.
Julie of Victor, NY
I am writing on behalf of my parents who have had nothing but problems with
I am writing on behalf of my parents who have had nothing but problems with their refrigerator from day 1. The model No. is KSC23C8EYY00, serial no. HR14140633. The refrigerator was purchased 2/24/2012. From the very beginning the doors have not been aligned. We have had service people in and out adjusting the doors for the past almost 4 years on 2/24/16. Water leaks on bottom of refrigerator due to the doors not closing properly and fruit flies continuously coming in and end up dead and accumulating at the bottom of the refrigerator. Your service representatives have been here for the past four years trying to resolve this problem and nobody seems to know what theyre doing as we end up with the same problem, having to call you again.We have a folder with all the service calls. From day one we have dealt with this problem. After several calls the first year and your techs not able to repair the problem, the constant annoyance of the door light on due to doors not closing properly, my mom asked your tech to take the refrigerator back at which time he informed her it was too late. I live in Texas and was made aware that your technician advised her it was too late. I made the very first call shortly after it was delivered. Here it is four years later and I cannot believe it has not been resolved. A technician was scheduled to come by last week and we were informed he was in auto accident. A week has gone by and no one has called to reschedule. I just called and someone will be by tomorrow. I spoke with your representative, Erb, who was very helpful. He is sending someone tomorrow.The refrigerator has water right now with flies laying dead in water. My mom was going to clean it up as she has for the past four years. I told her to leave it alone so that your tech can see whats going on. The last tech about 4 weeks ago said he fixed it. Obviously not as you have not been able to from day 1. This is pathetic that my almost 90-year-old parents have to deal with this. At this point, we are requesting a replacement. My parents bought an expensive refrigerator which has turned out to be a nightmare. If you check your records you will see how many times you have been out for the same problem. I am attaching a receipt of purchased product. A response as to considering a replacement is greatly appreciated.
Marlene of Austin, TX
I purchase a KitchenAid refrigerator (20.0 cu ft counter-depth) from Sears
I purchase a KitchenAid refrigerator (20.0 cu ft counter-depth) from Sears 12/20/14 ($1979.99). I purchased a 5-year warranty package from KitchenAid too. Six months later I found a big puddle of water on the kitchen floor coming from the freezer compartment. I called KitchenAid and when the woman asked me what was going on in the freezer (I told her frost was forming in the ice compartment); she told me that it was warranted under the first year and gave me a number of a company (Calif. Appliance Tech) to call.They came out on July 8, 2015 and told me the problem was the gasket on the left side hadnt been properly sealed and was letting air in. They left and a few days later someone from CAT called to tell me the part was ordered and it should arrive in 6 weeks. It never arrived. When I spoke to John on 9/18, he insinuated that I can still use the freezer which is not so. He told the part (freezer) has to be manufactured and I have to be patient as there is a long back order! In the meantime, CAT closed the case and it had to be re-opened when I called back on October 16th.What does this say about the crappy product? The freezer is completely frozen shut so I cannot open the door and have to make numerous trips to the market as I cant use the freezer. I went back to Sears in Santa Monica and told their customers in the appliance area not to purchase any product with KitchenAid in the name. I was very vocal to the shoppers about the horrible experience with them (Whirlpool owns them). I then spoke to John at Sears who took me to their computer and looked up the part KitchenAid told me had to be manufactured and the part is readily available.I am so angry with KitchenAid. They are liars! John at Sears told me the part with gasket could be purchased thru them but it will terminate my warranty and would cost me up to $1,000 to replace. I paid an additional $266 for the 5-year warranty. I am ready to throw in the bucket, call Goodwill to haul it away and purchase a product that doesnt have KitchenAid or Whirlpool in its name. John told me that had I purchased the Sears warranty this wouldnt have happened. How can KitchenAid get away with not providing the warranty they tell us we have? My last call was to Josh on 10/16/15 and was again told the part would arrive in 6-8 weeks.
Dale of Los Angeles, CA
I bought a KitchenAid Refrigerator Model KRFC300ESS01 in March, 2017 when I
I bought a KitchenAid Refrigerator Model KRFC300ESS01 in March, 2017 when I remodeled my kitchen. It is truly the worst refrigerator I have ever owned. It makes loud noises that a refrigerator should not be making. I have had the repairmen out 4 or 5 times because of loud popping and clicking, vibrating noises and because my food is freezing... not just in one area but all over the place... frozen eggs, fruit, etc. They have replaced one part in the back of the fridge twice and it is now broken again! I am going to give the refrigerator away because it is not worth selling and get one that works and does not wake me up at night with loud noises! And I can guarantee it will not be a Whirlpool product!
Karen of Peachtree City, GA
I have a built in side by side KitchenAid fridge purchased in 2007. The wat
I have a built in side by side KitchenAid fridge purchased in 2007. The water input valve, part number w10146431 stopped working but the part was discontinued and is no longer available so the fridge cant be repaired. Whirlpools attitude was I can buy a new fridge at a discount. There should be a law that parts have to be available for 10 years so major appliances can be repaired. I think Whirlpool deliberately discontinues certain parts to force consumers to buy new appliances. Based on that thought I would never buy another Whirlpool appliance.
David of De Winton, AB
My architect series built in fridge was purchased in 2008 along with my oth
My architect series built in fridge was purchased in 2008 along with my other same series appliances. On January 11, 2014 it stopped working. After several service calls the circuit board has been returned for a second time to be rebuilt. It is February 22 and I still am waiting for a repair. The expected wait time going forward is 3 more weeks! This refrigerator cost $6000!!! KitchenAid has dropped the ball big time and all of my friends and myself will never be customers again. It takes time to build a reputation.... This company has lost all credibility.
Anna of Manson, WA
Too many details to go over all. Fridge broke under warranty. Repair guy co
Too many details to go over all. Fridge broke under warranty. Repair guy couldnt fix. Replacement fridge left off truck for delivery. 2.5 months after initial call, still waiting for repaired or replaced $3199 refrigerator. DO NOT BUT KITCHENAID PRODUCTS.
Patrick of West Bend, WI
What does a nearly $3k buy you nowadays? A refrigerator that will cost you
What does a nearly $3k buy you nowadays? A refrigerator that will cost you another 1k in floor damage. If you are lucky enough to sleep through the gunshot popping noise, the icing up, and the leaky door will get you. The freezer door must now be held in closed position with dog food been pinned up against it.
Roderick of San Diego, CA
KitchenAid fridge model #: KFIV29KPMS03, S/N K43117611. Delivered: 9-16-14.
KitchenAid fridge model #: KFIV29KPMS03, S/N K43117611. Delivered: 9-16-14. Price: $3,038.00, including $ 199.99 for five year warranty. Issue: Defective freezer seal causes frost ice accumulation, see photo, below. 1st warranty call to KitchenAid 10-22-14 recd appointment for 10-27-14. Repair tech made a few adjustments. 2nd warranty call 11-12-14 recd appointment on 11-14-14. Repair tech said the seal looked good and, based on his experience, the factory fix was to put silicon sealant on the fridge to seal any seams or gaps. He was correct.My position: I expressed to the repair tech and to the factory trouble call reps that silicon sealant is not a permanent fix. The freezer seals installation, or seal design, or seal installation, or structure alignment, or something else was defective and that I was not in favor of applying silicon sealant to fix a manufacture defect. I also called RC Willey, the place of purchase and where I also purchased a five year warranty and expressed my issues. They deferred to the factory. If silicon sealant fixes this defect, why dont the display/floor models have it on them?Photo 11-14-14. Can anything be done to force KitchenAid to replace this obviously defective product?
Charles of Roseville, CA
Innovative product with water dispenser conveniently located inside refrige
Innovative product with water dispenser conveniently located inside refrigerator door with excellent value for price. The refrigerator has clean lines with freezer drawer on bottom of refrigerator. Excellent performance over past 2 years w/o any issues.
Ellie of Chicago, IL
After sending a number of letters to Good Deal Appliances and Whirlpool alo
After sending a number of letters to Good Deal Appliances and Whirlpool along with a number of conversations, they have agreed to order me a new refrigerator at no cost to me.. It should be delivered the end of June.
Ken of Ft Myers, FL
After a year and a half dealing with a malfunctioning refrigerator (floor m
After a year and a half dealing with a malfunctioning refrigerator (floor model), Whirlpool agreed to replace it with a brand new upgraded model. I am impressed with their customer service. Its been about 2 months and the new one works like a champ! Thank you Whirlpool!
patricia of Haltom City, TX
Bought a Double Over, Dishwasher, and 42 Built In Refrigerator, all Kitchen
Bought a Double Over, Dishwasher, and 42 Built In Refrigerator, all KitchenAid to match replacing 10+ year old GE Monogram appliances. Thought I did the research required to make the best educated purchase on the market, decided on these as our local dealer had the best deal on all three. After a week, the refrigerator began to frost over in the upper area of the freezer section, all other areas seemed to work as described with no issues. We contacted KitchenAid Warranty for help. They sent out a warranty repair service company and after three attempts with help from their KitchenAid Tech Support Center, they could not repair the problem!Our problems continues and during the final repair call the technician, stated that the Tech support people dont have a clue and that theyve never seen this problem before. We were told by KitchenAid Warranty Call Center that the warranty does not include replacement but is only good for repair service. We want the unit replaced, we didnt buy cheap. We bought what we thought was the best on the marker at the time based on what research we were able to do. The refrigerator cost $9K, overall we spent $12K for all three appliances and now realize this was a huge mistake. The local dealer, Pacific Sales has told us we would be getting a replacement unit soon, nothing yet but we have faith as they seemed to know how to handle bad products sold. We also asked to talk to a KitchenAid representative wanting to express our concerns to a human being. We were told by the Warranty KitchenAid call center that no one was available, that they were the only people we could talk to! This is the most frustrating event weve purchased as 10+ years ago we bought similar appliances from GE for a house we built in CO. We had no issues with what we purchased than compared to this experience. We now have a nightmare going on! If we did this current purchase all over again, we would have never bought KitchenAid, probably stick with GE or Sub Zero or for the money LG or Samsung! Why buy KitchenAid, they have no warranty with their built in products.
Ron of San Clemente, CA
When we purchase our home, we inherited a built-in refrigerator, model list
When we purchase our home, we inherited a built-in refrigerator, model listed above, and it immediately broke down. We had a home warranty and it was repaired satisfactorily under that warranty without assistance from KitchenAid. It was around a 1K repair. The unit was 6 years old. The next repair was one month out of warranty and we repaired again. This time it was over $600.Now my fridge is dead again. I contacted KitchenAid to request a concession due to the fact that the first repairs were done without their assistance and the fact that this unit cannot seem to operate without major repairs. Mind you, this units replacement cost is over 14K. They denied my request for assistance. We now are facing replacing the entire sealed system and multiple boards, and maybe the evaporator fan motor (that have already been replaced before at our cost). I would not ever consider purchasing another unit from KitchAid due to the longevity and customer satisfaction. At our prior home we had a SubZero built-in that was purchased new in 1987 for 6K and when our home sold 29 years later, it was still working with only minor issues during those 29 years.
Lisa of Foley, AL
I bought my french door bottom mount refrigerator in 2013. I have started h
I bought my french door bottom mount refrigerator in 2013. I have started having issues with the freezer and ice maker. The technician who came to check the fridge told me that this is a very common problem with KitchenAid. We have to pay $390.00 for labor and if the parts are not covered in extended warranty pay for that too. Our extended warranty ran out in 2018. We were also told that the dye leaks and it will have to be replaced every 4 or 6 months. I am annoyed at the expense this fridge is going to cost us. I called the appliance pros for KitchenAid and they did not help in any way. They are very rude and nobody knows anything there. They went on telling me, “We dont know how things work in Canada.” Well why then are you selling appliances in Canada. They know how to give customers a runaround and beat about the bush. I would not recommend this fridge to anybody. Please buy a fridge by a company which stands behind its product.
Punam of Canada
My kitchenaid refrigerator would not work from day one. The cost and parts
My kitchenaid refrigerator would not work from day one. The cost and parts and labor are over 3,000.00 dollars and they are coming today because it is not making ice. I have tried to get help does not matter. You all wont do anything. I paid 2,600.00 for the worst refrigerator I have ever owned. Every part has been changed and something will go wrong in the next few mo. Count on that. I tell everyone I know not to buy KitchenAid. This need to get reviewed.
Annie of Dallas, GA
We purchased a KitchenAid French Door refrigerator for $3000. So far we hav
We purchased a KitchenAid French Door refrigerator for $3000. So far we have spent over $1000 in repairs. Now it needs a “seal system”! I have asked for a new refrigerator but I have been told that Kitchen Aid will not replace it “until” it is unrepairable! Do you believe they want me to keep putting more money in repairs! I’ll give it to the scrap yard before I sink any more money into this defective product! They did offer a replacement for $2000! Can you actually believe they would think I would buy another defective product! Every time a technician comes to “diagnosis” the problem they charge me $100! And don’t use an unauthorized technician because KitchenAid will not recognize their repairs! Don’t buy this refrigerator. It’s a lemon!
Vicky of Mayfield, OH
My Kitchen Aid Dishwasher Model KUDS3o1XSS4 Bought for $753.14 is three yea
My Kitchen Aid Dishwasher Model KUDS3o1XSS4 Bought for $753.14 is three years old. It was working fine until the wheel to the top rack broke in October. I called the warranty department as I have a warranty bought for $127.37 just to discover that the warranty would not cover this kind of part even though I cant use the machine without it.I ordered the part through Marcon company for about $46 including shipping. I was told the part is in backorder (it is being manufactured). They had no idea when it will be there and I am in line because many customers have ordered that part. It took me hours on the phone with many customer service people - some were careless and some were sympathetic. Finally I got the part after more than a month after talking and begging the supervisor to help. Three weeks after the the other wheel broke today. I placed the order for another $44 dollars.This machine is a piece of junk. I am totally disappointed with Kitchen Aid. I had one before and lasted me nine years without real problems. Based on that experience I bought Kitchen aid again. But not any more. The parts are made of cheap plastic that will break all the time. Not sturdy enough to hold cups and glasses, the service is bad, the warranty does not cover any of the interior parts not the racks or the wheels or knobs or grates or shelves. They call them non functional parts, though without the wheel you cant use the top rack as it will fall.I tried to call the manufacturer to complain but I was waiting on the phone forever and no one answered the phone. I cannot afford losing time on top of losing money.
Sana of El Cajon, CA
Freezer is ridiculously small and v-shaped. Fridge parts started deteriorat
Freezer is ridiculously small and v-shaped. Fridge parts started deteriorating a few years after purchase—after warranty had run. Deli drawer lid broke, door stripping ripped and continues to do so, mold grows in the stripping in the refrigerator, the doors don’t close well/easily, especially left door, water drips from doors, the water filter is difficult to change. I do not recommend this refrigerator at all. Looking forward to it breaking down completely so I can buy a new one!
Jayne of Santa Monica, CA
Updated on 10/04/2020: When the compressor failed the digital read out disp
Updated on 10/04/2020: When the compressor failed the digital read out display also went. The compressor is covered by 5 year warranty, but not the digital display panel. They failed on the same day?? This is a top of their line unit. (Not cheap). They came out and gave me an estimate of $600 for new digital readout unit. I am at 6 weeks and counting without the fridge and no one can give me a date!Original Review: Appliance was 4 months off first year warranty when compressor failed causing electric control panel to need replacing. Although compressor is covered in second year I was charged for the service call and new control panel (over $600). This was a $2400 bar fridge. I expected better quality and service after purchasing $20,000 in KitchenAid appliances. Not sure this will ever be my brand in the future.
Raymond of Victoria, BC
We purchased nine top-of-line KitchenAid built-in refrigerators for the pre
We purchased nine top-of-line KitchenAid built-in refrigerators for the premium units in a condo development. A circuit board failed on the first unit after 6 years. We replaced the circuit board (at significant expense) and the unit seemed to work fine... for awhile. Then, two more circuit boards failed in other units but this time circuit boards were not available, reportedly due to the tsunami in Japan. There was no support from KitchenAid or Standard TV & Appliance in Portland, OR - out of warranty they said. We finally found a company that rebuilt circuit boards (very expensive). One of those has since failed and we are awaiting another. Still no help from the dealer or KitchenAid. If you are buying a refrigerator, find another supplier and dealer.
Steve of Hood River, OR
Purchased a KitchenAid refrigerator to replace my ten year old Kenmore. Mod
Purchased a KitchenAid refrigerator to replace my ten year old Kenmore. Model is KRFF300ESS. After a few months...noticed spots of rust on the stainless steel. Called KitchenAid...and they replaced the doors. After ten days of having the new doors installed, I can see rust forming on the steel again! I never even touched them with any sort of cleaner at all! Their customer service experience has been the worst. They keep promising theyll resolve the issue but never follow through. At this point theyre blaming me. Very disappointed in the construction of the product and their customer service. Ive owned multiple competing brands of appliances and other stainless steel products in my kitchen and have never experienced this. I cant in good conscience recommend KitchenAid refrigerators.
Brian of Newton, NJ
I had very similar experience on my 8-year old side-by-side KitchenAid buil
I had very similar experience on my 8-year old side-by-side KitchenAid built-in refrigerator (KSSC48QMS01). It started out with loud motor sound once in a while, then I noticed that the control panels numbers were flashing. Power Off/On from the panel, or on the physical switch did not make the flashing go away. This lasted for about a month before it produced chirping sound every 5 seconds. Four days after the chirping sound appeared, my food started to be not cool any more (The freezer side was still okay, and the foods in the drawers were not as warm as the ones on the shelves).Anyway, I ordered the Repair+1 plan from KitchenAid (actually it was Whirlpool), and they sent ASI to come the next day. The engineer from ASI was very good. In less than an hour, he replaced the control board, and I have cold food (and lots of ice from ice maker!) that night. All in all, I only lost two days use of the refrigerator, plus the cost of the plan (~ $400). A new refrigerator would have cost me more than $8,000, plus 3-4 weeks of time when I will have to wait for them to build it. I am very happy about the service I received from ASI (281-452-2121). The engineer arrived promptly, is competent and courteous, and the work was done professionally. He took my broken control board, so he can send it for repair and use it for the next customer.
June of Houston, TX
While building a new home we selected KitchenAid for several of the applian
While building a new home we selected KitchenAid for several of the appliances. The freezer in this refrigerator failed after less than 2 years. The factory approved service company was called and on the first visit they determined it to be a evaporator fan. Of course they did not have the part. So it was replaced on visit number 2. It failed again after about 1 month and visit number 3 was scheduled. This time it was determined to be a controller board. Again, the tech did not have the part so visit number 4 is scheduled. So far it has cost me almost $600 and 4 days of waiting for the tech to show up. Not good for a $3,000 + appliance.
Fred of Brooks, GA
I had the same experience as others on this site when I tried to get the ex
I had the same experience as others on this site when I tried to get the extended warranty repairman to fix the freezer that quit cooling. After replacing the evaporator fan motor, he determined that the HV Board #2252159 needed to be replaced. This control board is no longer stocked by Kitchen Aid and the board has to be removed and sent to a company to rebuild it, which takes several weeks. I will have been without a refrigerator for 3-4 weeks and Kitchen Aid will give no explanation or apology for not finding another company to manufacture the control boards needed to keep their 8-year-old refrigerator operating. The attitude of the Kitchen Aid customer service is that there is nothing they can do about the lack of replacement parts and they see no reason why they should be concerned about their inability to fulfill the extended warranty that they sold me. Do not buy any Kitchen Aid or Whirlpool product. The company has no regard for its customers or the reputation of their products.
Tom of New York, NY
We purchased an entire KitchenAid kitchen in late February. The refrigerato
We purchased an entire KitchenAid kitchen in late February. The refrigerator has been a nightmare. We are on our 7th service call waiting on our 8th for them to finish the repair. The compressor had to be replaced. Now the interface on the ice dispenser. Whirlpool customer service, very nice and friendly on the phone but does nothing to help. I will never buy another Whirlpool product again!
Chuck of Toccoa, GA
I have an older model and its still going strong. They dont built things an
I have an older model and its still going strong. They dont built things anymore like they used to. Its very roomy, keeps things very cold, plenty of compartment space including the door. The freezer works excellent and so does my ice maker.
Martina of Tampa, FL
We bought the KitchenAid refrigerator in 2013. It was on clearance at Lowes
We bought the KitchenAid refrigerator in 2013. It was on clearance at Lowes. Now I know why it was a great deal, because they have problems with them. As I read the reviews from other consumers, we have the same exact problem with the freezer. It leaks water and freezes on the tray after 1 year. We have to break up the ice and empty it out every two weeks. The ice maker quit making ice after three years and now I just shut off the ice maker. My husband bought me a KitchenAid mixer for Christmas 2015 and after a year of sitting on the counter I decided to use it. It literally Sucks. I have had my Sunbeam Mixer for over 15 years, Im still happy to use it. I will never buy KitchenAid, Whirlpool, Amana Product again.
C. of Fresno, CA
I like the appearance of a counter depth refrigerator with no grungy water/
I like the appearance of a counter depth refrigerator with no grungy water/ice dispenser on the outside - it has a filtered water dispenser on the inside. As far as performance it keeps a perfect 38 degrees, and nothing spoils due to too high or low temperature. My only complaint, a mild one, is that the freezer is on the small side and I have to remember that when I go shopping.
Roberta of Pottstown, PA
We have had a #kitchenaid fridge for 2 years now. The service techs from #P
We have had a #kitchenaid fridge for 2 years now. The service techs from #PoirierSalesandService have been here at least 4 times. Each time I asked that they replace the fridge, and each time they elected to repair it, stating that my fight was with KitchenAid, not Poirier, despite the fact that they sold it to me. We recently noticed a leak coming from the fridge that has now damaged our cabinets and floor beyond repair. The technician said that theres a crack in the drain pan which you couldnt have caused, meaning that it has been there since the fridge was installed. We have an 7 month old baby girl, and now have mold growing from where the unit was installed. Poirier has at least agreed to file a claim with their insurance to address the cabinets and floor. This is however, apparently of no concern to Kitchen Aid as they have told me that replacing the unit is not an option. I urge all of you reading this to not buy from a company like Whirlpool/KitchenAid, who clearly disregards the well being of their customers, for the sake of profit, and as such chooses not to stand by their product, post sale.
Peter of Dedham, MA
Kitchenaid refrigerator model kfiv29pcmsoo - What a piece of junk. After a
Kitchenaid refrigerator model kfiv29pcmsoo - What a piece of junk. After a year and a half the compressor failed. It was replaced a cost of 400 dollars then the ice maker stopped working. Repairman have been here three times and it still doesnt work. Not the refrigerator wont stop beeping for no reason and keep telling me the filter I just replaced needs to be replaced. What a piece of **. I have sworn for years by KitchenAid in my home and the homes I remodel. After the non respond I received on this problem never again. Im done with KitchenAid forever.
Mark of Sea Cliff, NY
Kitchen Aid Fridge model KF1S29BBMS00 (French Door w/ lower drawer freezer)
Kitchen Aid Fridge model KF1S29BBMS00 (French Door w/ lower drawer freezer) - We bought our fridge in late June of 2013. Its now Early September and weve been without a properly functioning appliance for more than 2 weeks. Looking through the reviews, the prospect is daunting of waiting months to get this resolved.Same issue as many. After a call to Kitchen Aid, a technician came to evaluate the issue and determined that it was an evaporator fan malfunction. It took 5 days to get the new part. A new technician/refrigeration expert came to install the new (and faulty) fan (The freezer door, which was functioning fine up to this point, was somehow damaged by him so that now it makes a noise when I open it). He said to give the fan 24 hours to cool the machine. A day later it was no better than it was before, with the temperature hovering around 60 degrees. A new technician was sent out the next day. He determined, after taking the refrigerator apart that the new evaporator fan was faulty. He defrosted the evaporator with a heat gun and talked to Rick at the KitchenAid tech line (On an aside, the drawer display doesnt work at all, a whole different issue). Now were waiting a week to get a new fan and no guarantee that this fan will work. We are very frustrated.
Nancy of Fanwood, NJ
Fridge is about 6 years old. Had the compressor replaced twice. Tech on his
Fridge is about 6 years old. Had the compressor replaced twice. Tech on his way this afternoon. I suspect its the compressor again. Have had issues with water leaking. No ice or ice melting... Replaced the front heater on the icemaker, the ice chute., gaskets on the door itself, still no ice. The freezer would not freeze ice cream or even bread! We have had multiple issues. The KitchenAid helpline rude and not helpful. Do not buy this refrigerator.
Betty of London, ON
I like the layout and size of my refrigerator, but the side-by-side doors d
I like the layout and size of my refrigerator, but the side-by-side doors don’t work well. The left one has to be pushed hard to close and frequently hangs open. Also, the water dispenser inside the left by the spine of the door requires two free hands and has too much pressure, usually splashing water around the inside of the refrigerator.
Adam of Washington, DC
I purchased a French door refrigerator in October 2012 for approximately $2
I purchased a French door refrigerator in October 2012 for approximately $2,700. Exactly one year later in October 2013, the freezer went out. This took over 3 weeks to repair with the warranty offered. In that time the refrigerator also stopped working, so we were left with nothing to keep food in. EXACTLY one year later in October 2014, we are experiencing the same EXACT problem with the freezer. We are certain the refrigerator will go out in a day or two. We called the same service company that KitchenAid used and we have an appointment scheduled for 2 weeks in the future. Im convinced they only make these parts last for a year on purpose.
Emily of Madison, AL
An unusual problem occurred with my 1999 refrigerator. A screw broke inside
An unusual problem occurred with my 1999 refrigerator. A screw broke inside one of the back wall brackets that hold the shelves. I called KitchenAid for an authorized factory dealer thinking their experience would know how to resolve the problem. KitchenAid informed me the cost to send someone would be $129 plus parts, and if the tech stated it could not be repaired, they would offer something towards the purchase of a new refrigerator. The tech was not able to get the broken screw out of the bracket. I called KitchenAid in his presence, and they refused to stand by their original statement. The tech called his employer, A&E Service Co. and was told to do the best he could. He claims he inserted another screw near the broken one and put tape across the top and bottom of the bracket to hold it. He said this is a temporary repair that might last 3 months and then I would have to buy a new refrigerator. A&E charged me $166.20. I complained stating that wasnt the quote I received, and the tech was not able to fix the problem. They said they will reimburse me $26. I feel because the refrigerator was not able to be repaired, I should be reimbursed the full amount (A&E Factory Service, 35 Melville Park Rd, Melville, NY 11747, tel.# 800-905-9605). The tech arrived on January 7. I spoke to KitchenAids repair department, customer service, and the sales department stating what I was initially told about partial compensation towards a new refrigerator. Each department refused based on the year of the appliance. This is a very unusual matter. The tech noticed only very light items are placed on the 2 shelves involved. He said he never saw anything like this in all his time as a repair person. He noted it wasnt weight that caused the bracket to separate from the back wall. Am I entitled to a full reimbursement from A&E since they could not fix the refrigerator and I will eventually have to buy a new one? Is KitchenAid responsible in any way?
Elaine of New York, NY
Bought a very nice KitchenAid refrigerator less than a year ago, was one of
Bought a very nice KitchenAid refrigerator less than a year ago, was one of the better models (KFIS29PBMS00) and today it is repairable but according to the warranty service technician, it would be cheaper to replace it but that will take 5 BUSINESS days. WHAT? Surely that is a joke, this company makes good products and I thought would stand behind their warranty as in replacing something quickly. In 5 Business days when THEY make a decision, all my food will be spoiled ($600 down the drain). If they know they have an issue, and my issue is known, and they determine it is best to replace the appliance, why in HELL does it take 5 business days to make that decision? Obviously there is an issue with this model.Do yourself a favor, find a different brand, or expect any issues that are essentially recalls to take 5 business days to decide upon and who knows how much longer to actually get appliance in house. I have called them 3 times, and no remedy. Just the standard it takes 5 business days to go before a review board... WTF? That is BS. We should have bought the Sub Zero. KitchenAid has gone the way of any other use to be good product.The customer service rep thought it comical that I would get on the social media sites and provide this information. If you are in the habit of spending 3K for a throw away item and like to buy new major products every year, this is the one for you. For the rest of us, run and find something else and make sure the company will actually do as they claim on the warrant in a reasonable time frame.The issue is a known problem with the compressor that causes a leak of refrigerant over time. The company has determined it is cheaper for them to replace the product rather than fix it with proper materials. Yet, they take 5 business days to make this determination? If it is a known issue with all the same error codes and profiles of the same problem, the right thing to do is to apologize to the customer and ask them when they are available to receive the replacement. Now I am out $600+ on food.
Morphd of Fort Worth, TX
I placed a review on this site regarding a catastrophic failure of a door s
I placed a review on this site regarding a catastrophic failure of a door seal on our very expensive fridge 3 years to the date after purchase. After numerous conversations with the Canadian warranty department and being told the part was not warrantied after one year I ordered a door seal from another provider and replaced the seal. I then wrote the review.Much to my surprise on Dec 4 The manager of Canadian Operations for Customer Relations Whirlpool contacted me to advise us they were prepared to send a service technician out to replace the seal at no cost to us. I advised the Manager that I had already replaced the seal and what the cost was. The Manager advised me to send him a copy of my receipt and that Whirlpool would reimburse me for any out of pocket costs for the seal replacement. This was a very pleasant surprise indeed and has replaced my faith in the KitchenAid product as they DO stand behind their product. There may be a takeaway here for Whirlpool to make it easier for Canadian clients to escalate a problem. A customer relations email address, phone number?
I. of Cayley, AB
We purchased a KitchenAid KRFC704FSS refrigerator ten weeks ago. Two days a
We purchased a KitchenAid KRFC704FSS refrigerator ten weeks ago. Two days ago it began to warm itself up. KitchenAid uses just one authorized service company in central NC and they cannot get to the house to diagnose the problem for over a week. KitchenAid has no suggestions other than to wait for the diagnosis. They have no complaint numbers published. Not sure if they dont care about their customers, or if they just dont want to know about problems. I will never buy another KitchenAid or Whirlpool product.
Richard of Pittsboro, NC
I purchased a complete house full of Kitchen Aid products about 8 years ago
I purchased a complete house full of Kitchen Aid products about 8 years ago, paying a little extra for a Brand I thought at the time was top of the line in terms of features and quality. Boy was I wrong, the following is a list of costly issues Ive encountered over what I think is an unacceptable product life span...next time I will do my homework, that said...Im done with Whirlpool/KitchenAid.
D of Embrun, ON
I wrote a letter to the Jeffrey Fettig, Chairman and Chief Executive Office
I wrote a letter to the Jeffrey Fettig, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Whirlpool and Marc Bitzer, President of Whirlpool North America regarding a part they no longer made for my 5 yr. old KitchenAid refrigerator. Because of problems I was having with the refrigerator lights and the ice maker not working a repairman told me I needed to replace the electronic control board but that KitchenAid no longer made the part. I called KitchenAid customer service and was told I had to send the control board to Illinois for repair which meant my refrigerator would not be operating for a week or more.After spending hours online I found that Sears Parts Direct had a replacement control Board for my KitchenAid model which I ordered. By some miracle I was able to get the lights working by making an adjustment on the door hinges and the ice maker suddenly started to work. I returned the control board I received from Sears. What is interesting to me is the fact that I never received any response to my letter to Whirlpool senior management. In the letter I asked them 3 questions:When and why did they make the decision to stop producing an integral component for a KitchenAid product causing major inconvenience and problems for consumers? Why does KitchenAid Parts online show this component as available when it is no longer made? Why would a Whirlpool control board be defective in a 5 year old product? (As stated above my control board was not the problem after all.) I also told them I had noted the number of KitchenAid product complaints on Consumeraffairs.com. The fact that I never received any kind of follow up shows Whirlpools total lack of integrity and concern for their customers. The JOKE is Whirlpools Vision and Mission statements..... Pride, passion and performance.... Creating Loyal Customers for Life. We are a company of people captivated with creating loyal customers. Unfortunately the joke is on their customers.
Pat of Newport Beach, CA
My KitchenAid refrigerator was the worst purchase I ever made in my life. T
My KitchenAid refrigerator was the worst purchase I ever made in my life. The only thing worse than this lousy refrigerator are the people that work for KitchenAid. Over ten times various major parts were replaced on my refrigerator. It NEVER WORKED RIGHT. Many times I was treated like an animal by KitchenAid customer service. Hangs ups, rude behavior and lies are the norm for this lousy company. There is a great company named Sub-Zero and KitchenAid should change their name to Sub-Human. NEVER BUT ANYTHING KITCHENAID!!!
W. of Jacksonville, FL
This may be a fine refrigerator; maybe we bought the lemon of the bunch? Ei
This may be a fine refrigerator; maybe we bought the lemon of the bunch? Either way, KitchenAids repair service/process is TERRIBLE. KitchenAid uses Flamingo Appliance Repair based out of Florida with a branch here in Atlanta. They have been to my house 8 times within 4 weeks and they have been incredibly rude and unhelpful. How many of you have that much time that you can take off from work? Yea, me too! The customer service representatives with KitchenAid and Flamingo have been polite, but all they can do is read to you the script that is written for them. Meanwhile, we have spent $3,000 on a refrigerator that doesnt cool below 50 degrees and the ice maker may or may not dispense ice from the door, which Flamingo cannot address if the one time it decides to work is when the technician is here.. I write this review, because I WISH I would have read this review before purchasing ANY KitchenAid product! Buyer beware!!
Rebecca of Kennesaw, GA
I bought a KitchenAid refrigerator in August 2010 for $1,500. From the begi
I bought a KitchenAid refrigerator in August 2010 for $1,500. From the beginning, it was freezing items on my top back shelf and shooting ice cubes all over my freezer. At this time, I am facing a $350 bill to fix the problem that has escalated to freezing everything in my refrigerator. I have called KitchenAid many times on this to be told I should have bought the extended warranty on my $1,500, 2 1/2 year product from a company that I trusted. In addition to this, I have been getting rust on the door for years now. I am very disappointed and will never recommend KitchenAid!
Kim of Manchester, NH
On September 30, 2014 we purchased a Kitchenaide 42 side by side refrigerat
On September 30, 2014 we purchased a Kitchenaide 42 side by side refrigerator, Model # KSSC42QVS06, Serial #K43809168, Sales #5508519 from Pacific Sales in Escondido, CA. When it was delivered there was a dent on the right panel. We were desperate to have the appliance as our other refrigerator had stopped working and we had had several hundred dollars food loss. So, we were told that we would be able to have the door replaced within a reasonable time without a problem and an appointment was made to have a local repair and parts company evaluate the dent and order a replacement door panel. On October 3, 2014 the local repair and parts representative wrote up an order for a new right side door panel. It is now December 28, 2014 and the panel has yet to be replaced! I have contacted the local parts people and have called Whirlpool directly without success. There seems to be no definitive date of replacement available. How can you possibly operate in such a manner and expect repeat business? What has happened to you integrity? Please let me know when we can expect a replacement door panel as soon as possible.
Sandra of Escondido, CA
I purchased the KitchenAid Refrigerator KSF26C4XYY03 March 25, 2014. The un
I purchased the KitchenAid Refrigerator KSF26C4XYY03 March 25, 2014. The unit is only 3 years and a couple months old. The refrigerator door pops open when closing the freezer door. The first occurrence was last summer and I should have addressed it then. This past month the refrigerator door pops open every time the freezer is shut. Called KitcheAid service to find out what it was and how to handle this. They scheduled me a service call. Did not offer any kind of warranty at that time and per conversation with KitchenAid today, they should have. Now its too late since I have already had a service man here and agreed to service with him.The service man told me both door closure cams were worn and that this was very unusual. He said this type of problem does not happen until the refrigerator is 10 to 12 years old. Also said that its usually bad on one door or the other and in my case, both doors are equally bad. It is going to cost me $280 for the repair. I called KitchenAid to register a complaint with their company and see if there is anything they could do to help out with the repair. No help with a relatively new refrigerator. Wont be buying this brand again.
Mom of Phoenix, AZ
When the French door opens, it slams open; and in a short period of time, t
When the French door opens, it slams open; and in a short period of time, the hinges will come loose. The deli shelf was made so cheaply that the tabs controlling the temp broke off, and I was told it was cosmetic! A repairman came out and said this was the best he can do! This is a poorly made refrigerator, and judging from other peoples comments, my big error was in purchasing it!
Richard of Long Branch, NJ
We purchased a new refrigerator 2 weeks ago. The first one that was deliver
We purchased a new refrigerator 2 weeks ago. The first one that was delivered was defective and after sending out a repair crew that could not fix it, it was replaced with a second defective refrigerator. After spending hours on the phone, KitchenAid sent out a repair company that stated the entire compressor and coils needed to be replaced and compared it to a new car needing a brand new engine and suggested having KitchenAid deliver us a new refrigerator. We requested that KitchenAid either deliver a brand new working refrigerator or pick up the defective one and refund us our money so we can buy another refrigerator elsewhere. KitchenAid refused and told us they just cant help us even though the refrigerator never worked from day 1 and is under warranty for 30 days. We spent a lot of money for a brand new refrigerator and do not want a rebuilt model when we paid for a new one. We have been without a refrigerator for 2 weeks now, have spent numerous hours taking off from work waiting for delivery and repair people and KitchenAid is not willing to assist us or even offered us any kind of concessions to make this situation right. We are extremely disappointed with this company, their customer service and how they conduct their business.
Ursula of Woodstock, GA
Bought a brand new refrigerator. Thought I was buying top of the line but f
Bought a brand new refrigerator. Thought I was buying top of the line but found out I paid top dollar for a loud broken unit that even KitchenAid wont fix. Nothing but problems with the unit since I plugged it in. Between compressor, water adapter, and broken reservoir I havent been able to use a fully functioning unit for 2 years. The support offered from KitchenAid is next-to-nothing. They simply do not care that their unit does not function.
Sal of Corona, CA
We have been dedicated KitchenAid fans for two decades. Two years ago, we r
We have been dedicated KitchenAid fans for two decades. Two years ago, we renovated our kitchen and purchased brand new KitchenAid Stainless Steel Appliances. Within ONE year, the side-by-side refrigerators ice maker motor died. Through the warranty, a new motor was installed. Recently, the Freezer component that generates Freon died. KitchenAid Extended warranty was incompetent and arguable. Finally, after THREE weeks, our freezer was repaired. However, our refrigerator stopped working. KA Extended Warranty offered a repair man in 9-12 days. I cancelled the KA Extended Warranty contract, hired my own appliance doctor, and within 5 hours it was fixed (the previous tech did not plug-in the valve to the refrigerator!). Poor product and even poorer service through the extended warranty.
Andrea of Scottsdale, AZ
We installed this KitchenAid (kbfs25ecms) fridge just two weeks. We find th
We installed this KitchenAid (kbfs25ecms) fridge just two weeks. We find that the door alarm was suddenly not function and the freezer temperature has problem as well. We try to book the appointment and email to them but their website always has error and no any customer service response to you. I never to check the consumer affairs website before, otherwise I will pay attention on this brand. Hope other customers dont reliance on the KitchenAid past images. Bless you all.
Tommy of Markham, ON
We bought the KitchenAid refrigerator on Sept. 15, 2015 and it arrived with
We bought the KitchenAid refrigerator on Sept. 15, 2015 and it arrived with a non-working ice maker. We purchased it from a local Eugene, OR company rather than a big box store. My wife wanted to support a local business. When called about the non-working ice maker that dealer said wait 72 hours to see if it comes on because sometimes it takes that long. Had we known that we could not have made the purchase. Other manufacturers provide ice makers that begin work immediately (e.g., GE or LP). When it did not work 72 hours later we called the dealer again and he said he would call KitchenAid (KA) about warranty service. KA called a couple days later to say the parts were on order and would be ready in about 5 days. Nothing happen after 5 days and our dealer has not been any further help (Appliance and TV Center, Eugene, OR). Given the fact that the refrigerator arrived broken and there appears to be no KA service, we regret this purchase. Others in the market would be well-advised to avoid KitchenAid and look to GE or LP whose appliances have worked well for us.
Frank of Eugene, OR
The refrigerator works and does what it supposed to do, but the noise level
The refrigerator works and does what it supposed to do, but the noise level is intolerable. Their service said that there is nothing that can be done. It is noisy: 24/7.
Fred of West Bloomfield, Michigan
Heys guys anyone looking to buy KitchenAid think twice or maybe not think a
Heys guys anyone looking to buy KitchenAid think twice or maybe not think at all and move on to the next brand. I got the Kitchenaid fridge two years ago and this fridge has costed me more than 600 dollars now. My fridge stopped cooling and I called an guy to fix it. Then few weeks later it stopped cooling again so I called in another outside guy and he fixed it. Now it broke down again so this time I call the KitchenAid repair guy. He tells me that the computer has been messed up and it need to be replaced and ya its not covered under warranty. Its been not even 17 months and the computer has broke down. What a marketing hype it has created in market. I dont think you guys should make the same mistake.
Umair of Milton, ON
Kitchen Aid Refrigerator KBFS22EWWH5. This is the second time our frig has
Kitchen Aid Refrigerator KBFS22EWWH5. This is the second time our frig has frozen up. The first time the inside water stopped working then it worked again but the ice maker stopped working. $125 to have the ice removed. This time water leaked to the bottom of the freezer and onto the floor. Repairman is here now and has just taken the freezer apart to break up the ice AGAIN.
Janet of Middleboro, MA
Second visit already by tech. Said it needs new motherboard for 4 year-old
Second visit already by tech. Said it needs new motherboard for 4 year-old fridge (never had problem with old fridge!). Had to throw at least $100 worth of food. Got new motherboard, STILL NOT COOLING. Now fridge SMELLS. Im getting sick and tired of this stuff. Did I buy a piece of crap? Oh, BTW, tech said the motherboard comes with a 90-DAY WARRANTY!! Who are they kidding? 90 ** days!!!
j of Guttenberg, NJ
In 2012 I purchased my new home and upgraded to ALL KitchenAid appliances.
In 2012 I purchased my new home and upgraded to ALL KitchenAid appliances. It was costly and I wish I would have done better research on appliance manufacturers. Just before the warranty was up on the first year, my refrigerator was leaking water. KitchenAid came out and fixed the water dispenser tubing. The repairman suggested that I buy another warranty and to keep buying them. He added that KitchenAid appliances are constantly breaking and the refrigerator was the worst appliance for reliability. I purchased a new 1 year warranty and that was up 1 month ago. I did not renew the warranty this year due to recent unemployment. Now the thermostat is out and it is going to cost me $300.00. I am going to purchase the warranty on all of the other appliances and ride this out. BBB and Consumer Reports recommend Thermador. I will be certain to never buy KitchenAid again and will go with what is recommended by the experts. Thanks KitchenAid!
Therese of Mountain House, CA
I had bought this KitchenAid Refrigerator KFCS22EVMS in May of 2012 at Paci
I had bought this KitchenAid Refrigerator KFCS22EVMS in May of 2012 at Pacific Sales for $3000. In the first month, my ice maker NOT function and it did fixed the problem. After 2nd years, my refrig is starting to leak bottom of the refrig, and it happened twice to 3 times a week. Overall we had a very bad experienced with this brand and model. Not happy with this product at all, including the repair costs will be over $3000.00.
Danny of Fremont, CA
We purchased a KitchenAid side by side refrigerator in 2007. It recently be
We purchased a KitchenAid side by side refrigerator in 2007. It recently began having problems keeping the freezer temperature constant. A repair company came out and indicated that the problem was that we need a new main contact (part number W10219463) but KitchenAid (manufactured by Whirlpool) has discontinued the part. So, we are told we need a new refrigerator. Aside from the fact that it is environmentally irresponsible for refrigerators to have the shelf life of a disposable cell phone, thus resulting in landfills being filled with major appliances built to fail and be discarded rather than repaired, it is also outrageous for a company to discontinue parts in this way. I tried to contact the company using their website, but the system would not accept my message (the website seems to work as well as my refrigerator). I sat on hold on their corporate consumer line for 45 minutes but never got through to a person. I highly recommend that people avoid purchasing any refrigerator manufactured by Whirlpool (which manufactures KitchenAid, JennAir and Whirlpool refrigerators). It likely wont last and it wont be repairable.
Barbara of Ann Arbor, MI
Our KitchenAid stainless bottom freezer refrigerator stopped working on 5/2
Our KitchenAid stainless bottom freezer refrigerator stopped working on 5/25/13. My husband called the warranty department on 5/28/13 (KitchenAid office was closed from 5/25 to 5/27). They asked him to fax/email the warranty info on our side and instructed him to call back 2-3 business days. My immediate response was they are playing games. Perhaps we should just give up and buy a new one, no more KitchenAid... They finally gave us an appointment for 6/2/13. Who knows whats going to happen. Terrible warranty program. Its a refrigerator which is needed to keep food from spoiling and to store essential nutritious food for good health. Sigh... KitchenAid sucks.
Clare of Cypress, CA
My 7 months fridge is broken since end of January, high temperature in frid
My 7 months fridge is broken since end of January, high temperature in fridge and freezer area. Service man come on Feb3, run diagnostic test and left. He said it may need some parts. Called him next day that is not working. I was told no parts in stock, 3 weeks later serviceman show up with no parts and starts to look for leaks, found couple, fridge still is not working. Your warranty doesnt tell you when they will replace fridge. I was told 21 days then whenever serviceman will say it is beyond repair. This brand name doesnt stand for quality or consumer satisfaction. Still waiting for parts and no guarantee when it will be fixed or replaced.
tom of Oakville, ON
We Spent $8000 on a built In KitchenAid refrigerator (just like so many oth
We Spent $8000 on a built In KitchenAid refrigerator (just like so many others here) and It lasted less than 5 years. We have had the control board rebuilt 4 times now, and it still continues to fail. KItchenAid is criminal in the fact that they do not post bad product reviews. We received an email saying that our review did not meet the guidelines. I guess they mean that it was HONEST.. we have such anger towards them now for treating us so poorly after an investment that should have lasted for years. Now we need to Pay to Remove this pile of junk and spend another pile of money for its replacement.
Joseph of Longmont, CO
Refrigerator troubleshoot kitchenaid
KitchenAid Refrigerator Not Cooling? Here’s Why
If your KitchenAid refrigerator is not cooling, then it could be due to a number of different problems. If you check each of the components that we list in this article, you should be able to find the culprit and fix it. Thankfully, most of the components are quite straightforward to fix.
This guide covers most major models of KitchenAid refrigerators, including:
The condenser coils help keep the refrigerator cool by dissipating heat when the refrigerant passes through them. Sometimes they get dirty, and this adversely affects their ability to keep your refrigerator cool.
To check the coils:
- Find the condenser coils – you should be able to find them under the fridge.
- Inspect the coils to see if they are dirty.
- If dirty, give them a good clean (you can use a vacuum cleaner to vacuum up the dust).
- Once cleaned, plug the refrigerator back in and see if the problem is fixed (you might have to monitor the refrigerator for 6 hours or so).
Condenser Fan Motor
If the condenser coils are fine, the next component to check is the condenser fan. The purpose of this fan is to spread air through the condenser coils onto the compressor. When it stops working, your refrigerator won’t cool.
Here’s how to check the condenser fan motor:
- Make sure the refrigerator power is turned off.
- Locate the condenser fan.
- Check that no obvious objects are obstructing the fan from moving around. If not, try to turn the fan the whole way around by hand.
- If the fan cannot move the whole way around, this means it is faulty and needs to be replaced.
- If it can move around, use a multimeter to test the fan. If the fan motor is working correctly, the test will show it has continuity, and if it isn’t working, the test will show it doesn’t have continuity.
- If it fails the continuity test, you’ll need to replace the condenser fan motor.
Evaporator Fan Motor
Your refrigerator will also have an evaporator fan motor. Like the condenser fan motor, this one can sometimes become faulty, which stops your refrigerator from being able to cool.
To check the evaporator fan motor:
- Locate the evaporator fan – you can find it in the freezer compartment.
- When the refrigerator is running, listen to the fan motor to see if it is noisy, and if so, this is a sign that the motor is faulty and needs to be replaced.
- If the motor isn’t noisy, the next thing you want to do is turn the refrigerator off.
- Next, attempt to turn the fan blade around by hand. If the fan blade does not turn freely, replace the fan motor.
- If the motor isn’t working at all, then use a multimeter to test the motor windings for continuity.
- If the test shows that the windings do not have continuity, you’ll need to replace the evaporator fan motor.
The next component to check is the start relay. It helps your refrigerator cool by working with the start winding to start the compressor.
Here’s how to check if it is faulty:
- Make sure that the refrigerator is turned off.
- Locate the start relay. If you can smell a burnt smell, the start relay is likely defective and needs to be replaced. If there is no burnt smell, use a multimeter to test it for continuity (between the run and start terminal sockets).
- If the continuity test shows no continuity, you’ll need to replace it.
Temperature Control Thermostat
Another possible cause is a faulty temperature control thermostat. This component is very important because it directs voltage to the compressor, evaporator fan motor, and condenser fan motor.
Here’s how to check the temperature control thermostat:
- Make sure the refrigerator is still turned off.
- Locate the thermostat.
- Turn the thermostat from its highest setting to its lowest setting, and listen to see if you can hear a click sound. If you hear the click sound, this means the thermostat is working correctly, and you can move on to checking the next component.
- If you don’t hear a click sound, you’ll need to use a multimeter to test it for continuity.
- If it has continuity, it is working fine, and if not, it needs to be replaced.
The next component to check is the start capacitor. This component is important because it provides a boost of power to the compressor when it is trying to start up. When it becomes faulty, your refrigerator won’t be able to cool.
Here’s how to test it:
- Make sure the refrigerator is turned off.
- Locate the start capacitor and then use a multimeter to test it for continuity.
- If it has continuity, it is working fine, and if not, it needs to be replaced.
The thermistor is the next component to check. This component monitors the refrigerator temperature, which it then sends to the control board. If it becomes faulty, it might send the wrong temperature reading, and this will adversely affect your refrigerator operation.
To check the thermistor:
- Make sure that the refrigerator is still turned off.
- Locate the thermistor and test it with a multimeter.
- The test should show that the resistance changes when the refrigerator temperature changes. If this doesn’t happen, you will need to replace the thermistor.
The compressor helps to circulate refrigerant through the evaporator and condenser coils. Sometimes it can become faulty (but not very often) and will have to be replaced.
Here’s how to test the compressor:
- Ensure that the refrigerator is still turned off at the power source.
- Locate the compressor and then use a multimeter to test it for continuity (you need to place the probes between the electrical pins – which you can find on the side of the compressor).
- If the test shows that there is an open circuit, you will have to replace the compressor unit. You should only attempt this repair if you are qualified to do so.
Temperature Control Board
The temperature control board helps the compressor and fan motors to operate by providing voltage to them. When it fails, it will stop your cooling system from working correctly. The temperature control board very rarely breaks down, so only consider replacing it if you’ve tried all of the other components listed in this article. Once you’ve replaced the board, check to see if the problem has been solved.
Main Control Board
The final repair you can try if you’ve tried everything else to get your refrigerator working correctly is to replace the main control board. It very rarely is the cause of this problem, so it might be best to purchase a new refrigerator.
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