Call (323) 792-1970
Customer service:    323-792-1970
Schedule Appointment
Kitchenaid Refrigerator Error Codes

Kitchenaid Refrigerator Error Code 5E

When your KitchenAid refrigerator displays Error Code 5E, it signals a potential issue with the defrost sensor. The defrost sensor plays a crucial role in maintaining optimal temperature and preventing frost buildup within the refrigerator. If the sensor malfunctions, it can compromise the unit’s ability to regulate temperature effectively.

  1. Locate the Defrost Sensor: Identify the defrost sensor’s location in your KitchenAid refrigerator. Typically, it is situated near the evaporator coils.
  2. Inspect Wiring Connections: Carefully examine the wiring connected to the defrost sensor. Look for any visibly loose or disconnected wires.
  3. Reconnect Loose Wires: If you find any loose wires, gently reconnect them to the appropriate terminals on the defrost sensor. Ensure a secure connection.
  4. Verify Sensor Functionality: After reconnecting the wires, monitor the refrigerator’s performance. Check if the error code persists.
  5. Reset the Refrigerator: Power off the refrigerator by unplugging it or using the circuit breaker. Wait for a few minutes before restoring power. This can sometimes reset the error code.

Note: Dealing with electrical components requires caution. If you are unsure or uncomfortable performing these troubleshooting steps, it is recommended to seek the expertise of a qualified technician to ensure a safe and accurate resolution of the issue.

Schedule Appointment