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Extremely glad we chose KitchenAid and especially this model
This is the most convenient and spacious fridge we have ever owned. My wife loves the storage capabilities and roll out features.A lesson we learned was that upon installation we...Read complete review
This is the most convenient and spacious fridge we have ever owned. My wife loves the storage capabilities and roll out features.A lesson we learned was that upon installation we placed all of the food and drink items we use constantly in the left side door, which contains the in-door icemaker unit. We were not pleased with the size or quantity of ice produced.Duh!!! We quickly figured out that the family was opening that left door 90% of the time and of course; left it open for periods of time. This degraded the quality of the ice. We simply moved all those high use foods, butter, bread, soft drinks, milk, wine, etc to the right side and our problem completely went away. The ice is now always of quality,size and plentiful.
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This is my second try at a review. The first one was "moderated". I have had 2 service calls and an unofficial service call on this refrigerator that was purchased December...Read complete review
This is my second try at a review. The first one was "moderated". I have had 2 service calls and an unofficial service call on this refrigerator that was purchased December 27,2013. All for the block of ice and icicles that form on the upper back and ceiling. My refrigerator compressor will not stop running and the noise is a high pitched whirling sound. Still not fixed. Still waiting on yet another part.
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Don't Buy This Refrigerator
from Albany, NY
Bought this fridge 2 years ago. At least 8 service calls later--including the one yesterday that was supposed to fix it once and for all-- and tonight, the fridge temp is 58F and the freezer is 50F. Lost most of my food today. Haven't been able to make ice since June. I rate this fridge ZERO stars, but this site requires me to give it at least one in order to submit the review--a cheap way to boost ratings!!! I'll never buy another Kitchenaid, and I'll tell everyone who'll listen about my experience.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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from Carlsbad, CA
KitchenAid (KFIS29BBB) This is our 2nd one. Bought the first in July 2013 and had repeated problems with both the freezer and refrigerator. After talking with our dealer rep we replaced it with an identical model in June 2015. It worked perfectly for 14 months and then the refrigerator section stopped cooling. No warning, nothing. One repair company said we needed a new freezer fan motor. Extended warranty company is sending out a repairman. We are now 2 weeks without a refrigerator. We're going to give it one repair and if it fails, then out the door. As for a replacement, another repairman advised us to use the KISS method.
from Knox, Indiana
Absolutely love it
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Very roomy and spacious, but makes a lot of different noises
from Gap, PA
We've had this frig for about a month and I love how spacious it is. The French doors are great and I'm able to store so much more in the freezer and refrigerated sections than I was in my side by side. My last KA frig lasted 18 yrs, but I know they're not made like they used to be. What I don't like is that it makes so many different noises all of the time. Makes me nervous. AND, I don't like the ice maker being in the refrigerator. It doesn't make ice near as fast or hold near as much as my old frig and the ice isn't as cold either. When reaching into the ice container in my last KA frig, the ice was so cold that it was dry. So if my hands were wet, the ice would stick to my hands. That's what I would expect for an ice machine/container. Not so with this one. The ice is WET which means it doesn't keep the ice near as cold as if the ice machine is in the freezer.
Worst refrigerator ever
from Vancouver WA
Most expensive and worst refrigerator I've ever had. I have had it barely 3 years. Have needed repairs 4 times. Lost all my food 9 months ago. Just had the exact same problem and it's not fixed. If you wait on hold 45 minutes warranty department is rude and not helpful.
An Expensive Bad Decision
from Weatherford, TX
The long draw broke within the first month. Bought an extended year warranty (from another establishment), but the drawers are only covered for the first month. I didn't call right away for the replacement since I thought I had a year and called a week too late. The display for the long drawer doesn't work either. We also had one of the smaller drawers break as well all in the first year. The ice maker is so slow that it takes two days to refill. If we have a small get together (3-5 people), then we have to go buy ice. If you don't change the water filter in time then it will stop making ice and allowing you to get water out of the front. You can easily remove and reinsert the old filter to buy you some more time. Overall, I wish that I would have bought a 4 door fridge. The only reason it gets two stars is because it does keep our food cold, but I paid the extra money for the extra features that are falling short. I just feel like this product is not going to last.
Liked it so much we bought another one after we moved
from sugar grove il
Great functioning ref. Had to have a rail replaced but its just a great product
Terrible KitchenAid Refrigerator - Do NOT Waste Your Money
from Marietta, GA
We bought the KFIS29PBMS00 Kitchenaid refrigerator, serial number, K22403741, in 2012. Up until then, we had always purchased standard, basic fridges that were always workhorses. My husband and I decided to "invest" in this fridge - stainless steel, very pretty, numerous features, etc. It has been the WORST refrigerator. Not only is it ridiculously loud, but now for the second time, my freezer and ice machine is not working. One repair man confessed that he had heard that there is a defect with this model. What a piece of junk! I should have bought the simple, less-expensive refrigerator - at least I could depend on those type of machines to keep my food cold and frozen. Now, with all my food ruining in my freezer today, I have to call yet another repair man. I'm at the point of just giving up, and purchasing another refrigerator, but believe me, it will not be Kitchenaid.
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from Greensboro, GA
We waited for KitchenAid to have a 29 cu ft refrigerator before updating the appliances in our kitchen. The other KitchenAId appliances have been great. This was a disaster. I usually do not buy anything in its first year of production and should have followed that on this refrigerator. After 3 years we are on the 4th of this model. The first was noisy and the ice maker had problems and my local dealer replaced it. The second one was no better and completely died one morning. KitchenAid arranged for my local dealer to replace it immediately. Then after about a year, KitchenAid replaced it again at their initiative to test it. So we are now using the 4th of this same model. It is still very noisy and the ice maker leaks occasionally. I do not believe the model is still made and it should not be. Thankfully I bought the extended warranty.
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