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Troubleshooting - KitchenAid ABL2527FES12 User Instructions


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NOTE: Not all appliance bulbs will fit your refrigerator. Be sure to
replace the bulb with an appliance bulb of the same size, shape,
the Freezer
Light Bulb
and wattage (no greater than 40 watts).
1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
the Refrigerator
Light Bulb
NOTE: You may need to remove the upper freezer shelf or basket
to access the light assembly.
1. Unplug the refrigerator or disconnect power.
2. The light shield opens from the back. Firmly press forward on
2. Slide the light shield toward the back of the compartment
the notches in the back of the shield and pull the shield down.
release it from the light assembly.
3. Replace burned-out bulb(s) with appliance bulb(s) no greater
than 40 watts.
4. Replace the light shield by inserting the tabs on the shield into
the liner holes on each side of light assembly. Slide the shield
toward the front until it locks into place.
NOTE: To avoid damaging the light shield, do not force the
shield beyond the locking point.
5. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.
3. Remove the shield and replace the burned-out bulb with an
appliance bulb no greater than 40 watts.
4. Insert the front tabs of the shield into the liner and snap the
back portion of the shield over the light assembly.
5. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.
First try the solutions suggested here or visit our website and reference FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
to possibly avoid the cost of a service call.
In the U.S.A.,
In Canada,
The refrigerator will not operate
Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded
3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical
Power cord unplugged? Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Is outlet working?
Plug in a lamp to see if the outlet is
Household fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped? Replace
the fuse or reset the circuit breaker.
Are controls
on? Make sure the refrigerator controls are on.
See "Using the Controls."
New installation?
Allow 24 hours following installation for the
refrigerator to cool completely.
NOTE: Adjusting the temperature controls to coldest setting
will not cool either compartment
more quickly.
The motor seems to run too much
Your new refrigerator may run longer than your old one due to its
compressor and fans. The unit may run even
longer if the room is warm, a large food load is added, doors are
opened often, or if the doors have been left open.
The refrigerator
seems noisy
Refrigerator noise has been reduced over the years. Due to this
reduction, you may hear intermittent noises from your new
refrigerator that you did not notice from your old model. Below are
listed some normal sounds with explanations.
Buzzing - heard when the water valve opens to fill the ice
- fans/compressor
adjusting to optimize

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