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Plastic hinge failure
By Mike P
from Grand haven
Comments about KitchenAid 24.8 Cu. Ft. French Door Refrigerator - Monochromatic Stainless Steel:
We bought our refrigerator 3 years ago, and have had to have service twice, once when the icemaker failed and now the plastic hinge the operates the deli drawer hasbroken. Quite flimsey, should be metal or thicker plastic.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Full of poor design issues
By Disappointed Customer
from Vancouver, WA
We purchased this a year ago, when our old fridge died suddenly. It looks pretty & hold lots of food, but there are MANY little issues that are frustrating. I'd NEVER have bought this model if I'd have known all these issues. We erroneously trusted the Kitchenaid brand. *Left door won't shut all the way on it's own. It always catches & you have to push it closed the rest of the way.*Inside water button ergonomically designed wrong, button is above spigot so you have to use 2 hands to fill container, at a sideways awkward angle.*Right crisper drawer won't open unless BOTH front doors are open.*Filter mechanism is bulky & blocks part of the interior.*Shiny front surface shows EVERY fingerprint/smudge. Side panels have a pattern on them that disguises much better.*It's VERY noisy, lots of humming/buzzing/whirring/gurgling noises. Not "loud" volume wise, but makes all kinds of sounds, where we rarely heard our old model.Seriously wish we'd have picked something else.
Great Refrigerator, Bad Gaskets
We've had the refrigerator for 2 years and are very happy with it, however the door seals are completely shot. This should not happen in such a short time. I'm guessing that the wear put on them by the french doors was not considered in the design.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Nice Design But Some Issues
from Albany, NY
Have had this refrigerator for almost a year. We are very happy with the space layout - many options for storage and excellent access. Issues - Each ice cube it makes produces a loud clunk. - Ice is in the back of the freezer, so must pull the drawer out all the way to get a few cubes.- You can barely hear the warning sound if door is ajar.- There is a very low level high pitch sound all the time.- The freezer drawer is hard to pull out and push in when full (which it always is).- Filtered ice water spout is inside on our model and pours very slowly. You must leave the door open the whole time you are filling a glass. So, we never use it.
Efficient,quiet and appealling.
from Raleigh, NC
Lots of room for everything, large and small. Would definitely buy another if needed.
from East Falmouth, Cape Cod Mass. 92536
I am enjoying my new KitchenAid Refrigerator. I like the purified water and it is very roomy. I heard it has a good reputation.
Love my new Fridge!
from Loveland, Ohio
I love my new side by side fridge. The storage space is great and there is plenty of room for everything.
from American Fork, UT
We are very happy with our purchase. The ice maker is sluggish, but we are having no problem getting it replaced. Kitchenaid has been wonderful to work with.
Works great, Looks Grear!
from Paso Robles, Ca
This unit came down to proper operating temps quickly and has stayed there consistently. The previous frig needed constant attention to get it to correct temps and keeping it there. This unit unit is great looking, and works well. We are very happy with it.
Good ... would have been great if ...
from Bonita Springs, FL
... I hadn't had to have service come multiple times to try and fix a 'knocking' noise when I dispersed water. I had the same refrigerator in my last home and never had a problem with it. The issue was finally resolved and they found that the 'bladder' in past refrigerators had been changed out for 'lines' which was causing the knocking noise. They replaced the lines with a bladder and voila; no noise. Other than that, happy with this refrigerator/freezer as I was with my last.
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