KitchenAid Complaint - Buyer Beware - KitchenAid Appliances
MATHEWS, ALABAMA -- We have a Superba Architect that is less than 5 years old and I'm now in the middle of my second repair issue. First, my thru-the-door ice maker went out. Turns out it was due to the wires in the harness [which is located at the bottom of the door under the hinge] breaking. The repairman explained that Kitchenaid was aware of this over 2 years ago - the harness was strapped into place with a plastic tie and the tie made the harness (wires) bend hard in the same spot each time the freezer door was open. The fix was to splice the wires and cost over $100. The repairman said I was lucky because a lot of them were breaking inside the door which required a full door replacement in excess of $500. I was appalled that KitchenAid did not alert consumers that the prevention was to simply cut this tie with a pair of household scissors. Its only purpose had been to keep the harness hidden under the door. I wrote them concerning this and got no results. Now on to my second issue. The refrigerator stopped cooling and the freezer was only cold in the very bottom. Turns out it's the computer board that's gone out. It should tell the fan to circulate the cold air but won't. It will cost over $400.
We have a side-by-side refrigerator [GE] that we bought 16 years ago and has not had a single repair issue. It cost under $900. This KitchenAid cost over $2,300 and has been the worst purchase I've ever made. Proof, I guess, that you don't always get what you pay for.
Stay away from KitchenAid. None of these universal problems posted by so many people are covered under warranty.