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Troubleshooting - KitchenAid KSF26C4XYY01 User Instructions

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NOTE: Not all bulbs will fit your refrigerator. Be sure to replace the
2. Remove light shield when applicable.
bulb with one of the same size, shape and wattage.
NOTE: To clean the light shield, wash it with warm water and
The dispenser lights are LEDs that cannot be changed,
liquid detergent. Rinse and dry the shield well.
On some models, the interior lights are LEDs that cannot
be changed.
On some models, the interior lights require a 40-watt bulb.
Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
3. Remove light bulb and replace with one of the same size,
shape and wattage.
4. Replace light shield when applicable.
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
The motor seems to run too much
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
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. If the problem continues,
call an electrician.
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.
Your new refrigerator may run longer than your old one due to its
compressor and fans. The refrigerator 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 is 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 an explanation.
Buzzing - heard when the water valve opens to fill the ice
- valves opening or closing
Pulsating - fans/compressor
adjusting to optimize
- flow of refrigerant, water line, or from items placed
on top of the refrigerator
- water dripping on the heater during
defrost cycle
Popping - contraction/expansion
of inside walls, especially
during initial cool-down
Water running - may be heard when ice melts during the
defrost cycle and water runs into the drain pan
- occurs as ice is being ejected from the
ice maker mold.
The doors will not close completely
Door blocked
open? Move food packages away from door.
Bin or shelf in the way? Push bin or shelf back in the correct

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