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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
Freezer Capacity (cu. ft.)9.4
Refrigerator Capacity (cu. ft.)15.9
Total Capacity (cu. ft.)25.3
Overall Height (inches)83.5
Overall Depth (inches)24
Depth With Door Open (inches)47.88
Width (inches)42
Installation TypeBuilt-In
Defrost TypeAutomatic
Freezer Interior LightYes
Freezer LocationSide
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
Can DispenserNo
Refrigerator Interior LightYes
Refrigerator Shelves MaterialGlass
Water DispenserYes
Ice MakerYes
Ice DispenserYes
Deli DrawerYes
Reversible DoorNo
Parts Warranty2 Years
Labor Warranty2 Years
TypeBuilt-In Side-by-Side
  

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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KitchenAid 42" Architect Series II Built-In Side By Side Refrigerator
 
4.4

(based on 44 reviews)

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88%

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  • 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.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

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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5.0

Love the inside and outside

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from WESTCHESTER, NY

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

        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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        1.0

        Kitchenaid KSSC42QTS00 Problems , Problems

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        from Pensacola, Florida

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              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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                    5.0

                    Love the ice on the door feature.

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                    from Florida

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

                          replaced a 12 year old refrigerator. So happy with the way food keeps.

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                          5.0

                          Gorgeous

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                          from Houston, Texas

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

                                Oh my God. It's smashing. I live in a loft with an open floor plan, and the frige is the star. Everyone in the building (with their old Kitchen Aids)is envious. If and when I sell this place, the fridge will be the deal clencher.

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                                5.0

                                I like it

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                                from Parkland, FL

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

                                      I bought it 1 year ago and I'm happy with the decision I made.

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                                      5.0

                                      Best refrigerator I have ever owned

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                                      from Spicewood, Texas

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

                                            First built-in I have ever had and am very impressed with it. It is so quiet I have to open the door to see if it running.

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                                            5.0

                                            New features

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                                            from Newbury Park, CA

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

                                                  I like the new ice maker and dispensing door.
                                                  Like the amount of water dispensing.
                                                  Have more space in freezer. The door shelf in fridge is better and high bottles do no hit shelf and hold door open.

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                                                  1.0

                                                  Nothing but Problems

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                                                  from Honolulu, HI

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                                                        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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                                                        5.0

                                                        Lots of room!

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                                                        from Reno, NV, United States

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                                                              You will love how much room there is in this refrigerator.

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