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KitchenAid Refrigerator Error [Solved]

Having problems with solving the problem of KitchenAid refrigerator error codes? This article is a guide on how to solve them.

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KitchenAid Refrigerator Error Codes – How to Fix

1. 1E

This error code means that the temperature sensor of the freezer is malfunctioning. It could be that it is reading as shorted or open. So check the wires to be sure they are properly connected.

2. 2E

When you see the error code 1E, it means the temperature sensor of the refrigerator is malfunctioning. The control board could be reading it as open or shorted. Check the connections of the wires to see if they are loose. Reconnect them if they are.

3. 4E

The error code means the defrost sensor of the freezer is faulty. Possibly, it is reading as shorted or open. It is important to check it to see if it is open or shorted.

4. 5E

This error code means the defrost sensor of the refrigerator is faulty. Check the connections of the wires and reconnect the loose ones.

5. 6E

When you see this error code, it means the ambient environment temperature sensor is not working properly. Check the wires of the sensor and reconnect any loose one.

6. 7E

This code means the motherboard is not reading the sensor of the flex properly. It is possible the sensor is shorted or open. Check the wires to see if there are loose wires. Fix them back.

7. 13E

There is an error with the humidity sensor if you read this error message on your refrigerator display screen. Reconnect any loose wires and check the wire harness. Replace the harness if it is not working properly.

8. 14E

This error code indicates that the ice maker sensor is malfunctioning. Take a look at the wires of the sensor and fix back any loose ones. Also, check the wire harness and change it if it is faulty.

9. 15E

Check the sensor of the ice RM. It could be that the wires are loose so the unit is reading an error from it. Reconnect them if they are loose. Additionally, check the wire harness for faults.

10. 21E

When you see this error code, you know the fan motor of the freezer has stopped working or it is not recognized. The cause could be from the wires. So check the wires and the wire harness. You can also check the fan motor to see if it is still working.

11. 22E

Check the wiring of the refrigerator fan motor. It could have come loose. Reconnect the wires if they are loose. In addition, check the fan motor to see if it is still running. That could be why the fan motor stopped and the error code is showing.

12. 23E

If you see this error code displayed, check the condenser fan motor. It could be that it has stopped running. It could also be that the fan motor is reading as not connected. Replace the fan motor if it is bad and reconnect loose wiring if there is any.

13. 24E

Check the defrost heater of the freezer. The error code indicates that the heater has either been operating for more than 80 minutes or it is read as open. You can check the heater’s continuity with a multimeter to see if it is still working well.

14. 25E

This error code indicates that the defrost heater of the refrigerator is either read as open or has been operating for longer than 80 minutes non-stop. Check its continuity using a multimeter and replace the heater if you don’t find any continuity.

15. 39E

The code means the release heater of the ice maker is being read as an open circuit. Check the wiring connections and reconnect any loose wire. Additionally, replace the wire harness if it is faulty.

KitchenAid Refrigerator Error Code PO – Quick Fix

The PO error code in your KitchenAid refrigerator means that there is a power outage. The supply of power to the unit has been cut off and the indicator alerts you as the temperature in the freezer rises beyond 180F.

You will hear a beep sound 3 times and the word ‘Confirm’ will blink until you press the ‘Measured Fill’ key under ‘Confirm’ to acknowledge you know about the outage. Once you do this, the error code will vanish from the display.

Connect the refrigerator to another power source if the power is not restored soon. And give the temperature of the freezer time to drop again.

Here is a video describing what KitchenAid refrigerator error codes mean and what to do about them…

Important Note

Unplugging the refrigerator first when you see any error code could help fix the problem. Sometimes, the refrigerator just needs a reset and unplugging the unit helps.

But if you reset it and the error code returns, then you can troubleshoot. Remember to unplug the refrigerator again before attempting to fix it. And if the repair is too difficult, contact a repair technician for advice and help.

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KitchenAid Refrigerator Error Code PF – What to Do

When you see the code PF on the display of your KitchenAid refrigerator, it means there has been a power failure. Clear the code by pressing the ‘Cancel’ key. Reconnect the refrigerator to an alternative power source so that it doesn’t defrost completely.