Troubleshooting; Operation - KitchenAid KFFS20EYMS Use & Care Manual

Use & care guide
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First try the solutions suggested here or visit our website and reference FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
The refrigerator will not
The motor seems to run too


to possibly avoid the cost of a service call.
In the U.S.A.,
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
Check electrical supply
Check controls
New installation
High efficiency compressor and fans
The room or outdoor temperature is
A large amount of warm food has been
recently added
The door(s) are opened too frequently
or for too long
The refrigerator door or freezer drawer
is ajar
The refrigerator control is set too cold
The door or drawer gasket is dirty,
worn, or cracked
In Canada,


Plug the power cord into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not use an extension cord.
Make sure there is power to the outlet. Plug in a lamp to see if
the outlet is working.
Reset a tripped circuit breaker. Replace any blown fuses.
NOTE: If problems continue, contact an electrician.
Make sure the controls are turned on. See "Using the
Allow 24 hours following installation for the refrigerator to cool
NOTE: Adjusting the temperature controls to the coldest
setting will not cool either compartment quicker.
This is normal. Larger, more efficient refrigerators run longer.
It is normal for the refrigerator to work longer under these
conditions. For optimum performance, place the refrigerator
in an indoor, temperature controlled environment. See
"Location Requirements."
Warm food will cause the refrigerator to run longer until the air
cools to the desired temperature.
Warm air entering the refrigerator causes it to run more. Open
the door less often.
Make sure the refrigerator is level. See "Door Closing and
Door Alignment." Keep food and containers from blocking the
Adjust the refrigerator control to a less cold setting until the
refrigerator temperature is as desired. See "Using the
Clean or change the gasket. Leaks in the door seal will cause
the refrigerator to run longer in order to maintain desired

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