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KitchenAid 42 " Built-In Side By Side Refrigerator - KSSC42QVS

Abt Model: KSSC42QVS | UPC Code: 883049133904
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KitchenAid 42" Architect® Series II Built-In Side By Side Refrigerator, Model KSSC42QVS

This built-in refrigerator showcases an excellent combination of efficiency and integration. ENERGY STAR® qualified, it exceeds minimum federal energy standards by 20%. An integrated through-the-door ice & water dispenser features a flush-mounted design and stainless steel look for a visually pleasing appearance.

Features:

  • ENERGY STAR® qualified and exceeds minimum federal energy standards by 20%
  • Integrated and flush electronic through-the-door ice & water dispenser provides a flush, aesthetically pleasing look
  • ExtendFresh™ Plus Temperature Management System ensures ingredients remain fresh for maximum taste and texture
  • AquaSense™ In-Door-Ice® ice dispensing system has an ice bucket located in the door to increase freezer capacity
  • Quick-fill water dispenser fills containers twice as fast as previous models
  • LCD dispenser display is attractive and easy to read

Specifications:

Performance
Freezer Capacity9.4 Cu. Ft.
Refrigerator Capacity15.9 Cu. Ft.
Total Capacity25.3 Cu. Ft.
Energy StarYes
Dispenser Features
Dispenser LockoutYes
Dispenser TypeIntegrated and Fush Electronic Through-the-Door Ice & Water Dispenser
Metered FillYes
Filter Features
Water Filter TypeAquaSense™ Filtration System - Filtered by PUR®
Water Filter Location Base Grille 
Controls
Control TypeGlass-Touch Electronic Controls
Defrost SystemOn Demand Pulsed Defrost System
Door AlarmYes
Star K CertifiedYes
Water Filter IndicatorYes
Max CoolMax Cool
Freezer Features
Basket 1 DescriptionBasket
Number of Baskets2
Door Bin 1 TypeClearVue™ Slide N Lock™ Freezer Door Storage
Shelf TypeWire
Icemaker TypeAutomatic Ice Maker
Ice BucketAquaSense In-Door-Ice® Dispensing System with Removable Bucket
Refrigerator Features
Drawer 1Deli Drawer
Drawer 2ClearVue™SatinGlide® Crispers
Drawer 3 ClearVue™SatinGlide® Crispers
Door Bin DescriptionClearVue™ Slide N Lock™ Door Storage
Door Bin Quantity3
Door Bin 2 DescriptionClearVue™ Slide N Lock™ Door Storage
Door Bin 2 Quantity1
Shelf TypeAdjustable SpillClean™ Glass Shelves
Dimensions
Height To Top Of Cabinet83 3/8 Inches
Depth With Door Open 90 Degree48 7/8 Inches
Cutout Depth (in)24 Inches
Cutout Height (in)83 1/2 Inches
Cutout Width (in)41 1/2 Inches
Exterior
Door Style Architect® Series II Styling 
Electrical
15 Amps. 60 Hz. 120 V.
Required Accessories
  • Refrigerator Water Supply Kit
  • Copper Refrigerator Water Supply Kit
  • 7' Industrial Grade Refrigerator Water Hose
  • Refrigerator Water Filter - In the Grille Fast-Fill Push Button
Optional Accessories
  • Easy-to-Use Coil Refrigerator Brush
  • Microfiber Cloth
  • All-Purpose Appliance Cleaner - 16 oz.
  • Refrigerator Water Filter - In the Grille Push Button

Dimensions shown are for planning purposes only. For complete information, see Installation Instructions packed with product.

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Cutout Height: 83.5"
  • Cutout Width: 41.5"
  • Cutout Depth: 24"

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 670 lbs.

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturers Warranty (Authorized Online Retailer): Two Year Limited Warranty
    • Third through sixth year limited warranty on sealed refrigeration system parts as listed.
    • Seventh through twelfth year limited warranty on sealed refrigeration system
    • Lifetime limited warranty on door bins
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details.
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  • The KitchenAid KSSC42QVS Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
 
Counter DepthYes
Installation TypeBuilt-In
Refrigerator Capacity (cu. ft.)15.9
Freezer Capacity (cu. ft.)9.4
Total Capacity (cu. ft.)25.3
Overall Height (inches)83.5
Width (inches)42
Overall Depth (inches)24
Depth With Door Open (inches)47.88
Ice MakerYes
Ice DispenserYes
Water DispenserYes
Reversible DoorNo
Number of Freezer Baskets/Shelves2
Number of Freezer Door Baskets/Shelves2
Number of Refrigerator Shelves/Bins3
Number of Refrigerator Door Shelves/Bins3
Crisper TypeHumidity Controlled
Freezer LocationSide
Defrost TypeAutomatic
Freezer Interior LightYes
Refrigerator Shelves MaterialGlass
Deli DrawerYes
Parts Warranty2 Years
Labor Warranty2 Years
TypeBuilt-In Side-by-Side
  

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KitchenAid 42" Architect Series II Built-In Side By Side Refrigerator
 
4.0

(based on 51 reviews)

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80%

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  • Performance (9)
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  • Convenient features (6)
  • Innovative (3)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Second Fridge was better

I initially had a GE Profile that I got from a Scratch and Dent place a few years ago. Bad move, lesson learned. I got a great deal, but had to replace a...Read complete review

I initially had a GE Profile that I got from a Scratch and Dent place a few years ago. Bad move, lesson learned. I got a great deal, but had to replace a panel, order some parts and eventually get rid of it.

I looked at a lot of reviews and decided to go with this fridge.

First the Bad: Our first fridge had a water leak. They determined it was likely an O-ring in a solenoid, that fed water to the ice maker. Apparently this is common. Warning: DO NOT register your fridge right away, otherwise you might have to deal with KA instead of the dealer.

Second thing, our fridge had a burning smell. We were told this was also common. It's a dusty, plastic smell, which they claim is "normal" as the fridge comes to life. I never read any complaints about this in the past, anywhere.

We turned off the ice maker and the dealer ordered a new fridge. DO NOT let them fix it. Make them get you a new one.

The second fridge has no leaks, but the burning smell is still there. We were told that this eventually goes away. I read a lot of reviews and no one had this issue. The smell happens once every 4-5 days. It seems to be going away, but that does not seem normal to me.

The Good: Great looking fridge, ice maker works great. The design is terrific. The repairman that came out for the second fridge, to verify that the smell was "normal" said KA makes some of the best refrigerators in the business. He was a huge fan of SZ's, but put the KA at the next tier.

I would recommend this fridge.

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Nothing but Problems

We bought a KSSC42QVS02 in 2011, replacing a sub zero refrigerator. Have had constant issues with fridge not cooling(ice builds up behind the back freezer panel and requires a repair tech to...Read complete review

We bought a KSSC42QVS02 in 2011, replacing a sub zero refrigerator. Have had constant issues with fridge not cooling(ice builds up behind the back freezer panel and requires a repair tech to resolve).

Then the control panel went out 12/28/14 and since the part is not manufactured it did not get fixed until 1/26/15 (when a part was finally located). So, for about a month we were without a fridge. Then when the part is installed you have to shut down the whole unit (this means emptying out the freezer too) for 24 hours. This same part failed again on 4/24/15 and we are again without a fridge. We have been told Whirlpool has begun making this part but wont release the part until mid-May. No ETA when we can expect the fridge to be fixed this time.
The other issue which I have seen mentioned in the reviews is the ice maker. The ice freezes up and cannot be dispensed. You can't remove the ice maker bin when this happens so I've had to use a hair dryer to help break up the ice so that blocks of ice can be removed from the ice bin.
I recommend purchasing the extended warranty for this product. Its unacceptable to spend the amount of money it costs for this refrigerator to have this many problems and not be able to use it.

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3.0

Still working out some issues

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from Texas

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Comments about KitchenAid 42" Architect Series II Built-In Side By Side Refrigerator:

Our refrigerator is New and still has issues, I expect that they will be resolved.. The best thing about this refrigerator is how quiet it is -- it's unbelievably quiet.

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Ice maker

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from Florida

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Comments about KitchenAid 42" Architect Series II Built-In Side By Side Refrigerator:

Ice maker useless

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1.0

Terrible product

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from Jupiter, Fl

Comments about KitchenAid 42" Architect Series II Built-In Side By Side Refrigerator:

Constant ice maker issues

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3.0

Adequate but expensive replacement

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from Los Angeles

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Comments about KitchenAid 42" Architect Series II Built-In Side By Side Refrigerator:

I bought this refrigerator because the earlier model had a failure of the motherboard and Kitchenaid chose not to make the replacement part. There are very minor improvements from the earlier model but not enough to make me want to buy this if I didn't need to. Also, the new water filter leaves the water and ice with the slight odor of mildew. My hope is that this one proves more dependable than the last and that the next very expensive filter does a better job.

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1.0

Buyer Beware

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from Seal Beach, CA

Comments about KitchenAid 42" Architect Series II Built-In Side By Side Refrigerator:

I purchased Model:KSSC42QTS00 in 2/27/08 for a kitchen remodel as a builtin refrigerator. The size and features was ideal for what we wanted. We thought we were purchasing a high quality refrigerator only to learn we may have made a mistake in the coming months. At first I noticed excessive noise coming from the fan units that seemed abnormal. I called Kitchenaid and a service technician came out and said all was well. I have lived with this refrigerator for the past several years and was never satisfied with the refrigerator side, however the freezer side was beautiful. I did however experience ice buildup around the ice maker but this was minor, dump the ice and clean the unit and start over.

It is now 9/28/2015 and I came home yesterday with the plan to vacuum out the top compressor area to maintain high efficiency. I turned off the power switch located behind the top cover and vacuumed out all the dust that had accumulated over the years. I have done this with all my refrigeration products over the years. When I completed my work I turned the power switch back on only to be surprised of a system failure. I tried several times trying to restart the unit and it failed each time. Time to call Kitchenaid.

I called kitchenaid and described my events and when I mentioned I turned off the power switch she responded with a big sigh of grief. I questioned her why the expression when it is a factory switch for removing power. She responded with call a service technician, which I did.

The technician immediately after looking at the problem said looks like a power board. I said OK lets fix it. The problem is no replacement parts available, its a know problem with these units and they are on backorder with no due date. We can replace the power board with a reconditioned board but this will take several weeks since we have no spares. Now the real shocker, the cost of repair is $900.00.

I own four houses with refrigerators and an RV and all of them have lasted longer than fifteen years trouble free. These where your average refrigerator like Whirlpool, Kenmore and Frigidaire. Why is KitchenAID who is part of Whirlpool having such a catastrophic failure so early in its life cycle, I have no idea. But rest a sure KitchenAID knows and they are not active in correcting the problem nor supporting the unit with spare parts.

Now don't get me wrong here, I would love to say I love my KitchenAID. But you have read my story and all I can say is Buyer Beware! As for me only wished a company like KitchenAID/Whirlpool would come to the plate and take care of their customers.

This refrigerator offers a lot of nice features for a 42 inch model but what good does it do to spend this kind of money for a product you now know is going to fail in a few short years if not sooner.

Sincerly,
Sam Loya

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1.0

Reliability and Repair Issues Undermine Product

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from Annapolis MD

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There's great disappointment in an expensive and otherwise fine product that becomes a maintenance headache in so short a span (6 years). The repair technician is a nice man but unable to tame this demon. The freezer began to leave puddles of water on the floor, and ice build up in the freezer. The freezer drawer slides failed and were replaced ($500). The unit balks on a restart, sometimes taking multiple tries to restart - as if a relay won't latch. A new control board might fix the problem, but are not available from KitchenAid? The seals no longer seal properly. The control board is quoted at $1000 from another source? Really? And will it fix the problem? Nobody knows. How much money does one sink into a product that may never work again?
My advice to Kitchen Aid is simple: if a customer has a problem, send a factory technician to solve it.
Model KBFC42FTS00, S/N QU4854057.

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4.0

So far a great refrigerator

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from Frederick, MD

Comments about KitchenAid 42" Architect Series II Built-In Side By Side Refrigerator:

We have had this unit in our new house for about 2 months now. The overall size and looks of this model are impressive. The bins work smooth with the roller bearing design, a definite plus. The stainless surface is not as bad to clean hand prints of as I would have guessed. The ice/water dispenser opening could be larger to accommodate filling large cups. The water catch tray in the dispenser holds very little, easily runs down the door when full. The freezer is tight on space but that's to be expected with a side by side unit. Be aware, when you have to move this unit it is very heavy!

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5.0

Love the inside and outside

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from WESTCHESTER, NY

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Well designed and thought out. The drawers operate so smoothly and the shelves are easy to change. The outside is nice looking and isn't bulky. Well done!

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Kitchenaid KSSC42QTS00 Problems , Problems

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from Pensacola, Florida

Comments about KitchenAid 42" Architect Series II Built-In Side By Side Refrigerator:

I have a 2007 KSSC42QTS00 That is in a 2nd home with very little use.

It just quit working and after sending the electronic control board for repair 2 times and still not working . I am having to buy a new refrigerator because no Kitchenaid repair techs can figure out why it won work. I call Kitchenaid and no help. I am switching to a Sub Zero.

We have 3 homes with Kitchenaid appliances but I don't think I will ever buy one again.

Refrigerator has been out for 4 weeks . We waited a week each time for the rebuilt control Board since it is not available to purchase and each time it wouldn't work when it came back and was installed.

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5.0

A great value for built-in.

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from Murrieta, Ca

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Comments about KitchenAid 42" Architect Series II Built-In Side By Side Refrigerator:

This was a replacement of a KitchenAid that we have had for over 15 years. Only challenge is that it only comes in Stainless steel; would of rather had a choice of color.

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KitchenAid 42 " Built-In Side By Side Refrigerator

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