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

Kitchenaid Refrigerator Error Code 4E

When your KitchenAid refrigerator displays the error code 4E, it signals a problem with the defrost sensor in the freezer compartment. This vital component is responsible for monitoring the temperature and ensuring proper defrosting cycles. The error suggests that the defrost sensor may be reading as either shorted or open, compromising its ability to function effectively.

Defective Defrost Sensor: The defrost sensor may be faulty, either reading as shorted or open. Wiring issues connecting the defrost sensor to the control board.

Troubleshooting Steps:

  1. Inspect Defrost Sensor:
    • Locate the defrost sensor in the freezer compartment. It is often positioned near the evaporator coils.
    • Check for any visible signs of damage, corrosion, or loose connections.
  2. Check Wiring Connections:
    • Examine the wiring connecting the defrost sensor to the control board.
    • Ensure there are no loose or damaged wires that may be causing a short or open circuit.
  3. Test Defrost Sensor:
    • Use a multimeter to test the resistance of the defrost sensor.
    • If the sensor reads as shorted or open, it is likely defective and needs replacement.
  4. Replace Defective Sensor:
    • If the defrost sensor is found to be faulty, replace it with a compatible and functional sensor.
    • Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for the correct replacement procedure.

Remember, dealing with electrical components requires caution, and if you are not confident in your troubleshooting skills, it is always best to consult with experienced technicians to ensure a safe and accurate resolution.

Schedule Appointment