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29.5 Cu. Ft. 48-Inch Width Built-In Side-by-Side Refrigerator, Architect® Series II

29.5 Cu. Ft. 48-Inch Width Built-In Side-by-Side Refrigerator, Architect Series II is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 38.
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This 48-inch refrigerator helps create a dynamic look for your kitchen. A 29.5 cubic foot capacity gives you ample space for your entertaining needs. An integrated and flush through-the-door ice & water dispenser complements the attractive, stainless steel design that includes Architect® Series handles. And, you'll appreciate our sophisticated temperature management system that helps protect your fresh ingredients.


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Part # EDR3RXD1
Now, you and your family can enjoy the enriching benefits of cleaner, freshly filtered ice & water. Not just in beverages, but for preparing meals, too. Our advanced generation of ice & water refrigerator filters from EveryDrop™ Filters are certified to reduce the most contaminants — with Triple Filtration™ Technology. Filter 3 reduces 66 contaminants, so you can feel reassured that you and your family are getting the most out of your water. Remember to replace your refrigerator filter every 6 months to maximize contaminant reduction. (Replaces 4396841)
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MSRP: $49.99
Part # 8212547RP
Refrigerator Water Supply Kit includes everything needed for easy installation and fits most refrigerators. Refrigerator Water Supply Kit provides water to ice makers, ice and water dispensers, freestanding ice makers, humidifiers, and evaporator coolers. Refrigerator Water Supply Kit contains one 5' PEX tubing and fittings.
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MSRP: $8.99
Part # 8003RP
This kit includes everything you need for easy installation. It fits most refrigerators and provides water to ice makers, ice and water dispensers, freestanding ice makers, humidifiers, and evaporator coolers. Packaging includes a 15 ft. Copper Water Supply Line, 1 Saddle Valve and Coupling Union, and Teflon® Tape
MSRP: $26.99


Part # 4210463RW
This Easy-To-Use Maintenance Brush allows you to remove lint from your dryer where the lint screen is located in the front. It is also convenient for cleaning refrigerator coils as a part of regular maintenance.
MSRP: $17.99
Part # P1FB6S1
Fruits & Vegetables naturally give off ethylene gas as they ripen. As they absorb the gas, it makes them over-ripen more quickly. ProducePreserver absorbs the ethylene instead, so your produce stays fresher up to 4 days longer! These fruits and vegetables produce high amounts of ethylene and should be stored away from othe
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MSRP: $12.99
Part # P1KL6S1
Use in any refrigerator crisper to help keep produce fresh for days longer. The filter absorbs excess ethylene gas that causes some produce to over-ripen quickly. Attach inside the crisper of any refrigerator. Replace filters every 6 months for optimal freshness. Status indicator is included.
MSRP: $12.99

ExtendFresh™ Plus Temperature Management System

ensures ingredients remain fresh for maximum taste and texture using a sensor-controlled system with a variable-capacity compressor. There is one thermistor in the freezer and one thermistor in the refrigerator.

AquaSense™ In-Door-Ice® System

Adds usable freezer space with an ice bucket that mounts inside the door and is easily removed for serving.

AquaSense™ Base-Grille Filtration System - Filtered by PUR®

Helps reduce contaminants from tap water and is conveniently located on the base grille to maintain usable refrigerator space.

Additional Features

Adjustable SpillClean™ Glass Shelves

Feature raised edges that help prevent spills from spreading throughout the refrigerator and provide added visibility.

Quick-Fill Water Dispenser

Dispenses water at twice the rate of other KitchenAid® dispensers and allows for larger containers to be filled.

SatinGlide® System

Uses ball-bearing rollers to give drawers a premium feel and allows them to move in and out easily, even when fully loaded.

ENERGY STAR® Qualified

This product conserves energy by exceeding minimum federal energy efficiency standards by at least 20%.

Configuration and Overview

Refrigerator Type
Freezer Capacity
Refrigerator Capacity
Energy Star® Qualified
CEE Tier
Tier I


83 3/8
27 1/4
Cutout Depth
Cutout Height
83 1/2
Cutout Width
47 1/2
Height To Top Of Cabinet
83 3/8
Depth With Door Open 90 Degree
51 3/8
Depth Excluding Doors
24 1/8
Depth Closed Excluding Handles
25 3/8
Width of Cabinet Only
Width with Doors Closed
48 1/4


Freezer Capacity
Refrigerator Capacity


Number of Interior Shelves
Spill-Proof Glass Shelves
1 Fixed Full Width, 4 Adjustable Full Width
Conventional Shelves
Humidity-Controlled Drawers
Temperature-Controlled Drawers
1 Full Width
Non Climate-Control Drawers
2 Full Width
Door Bins
1 Dairy, 1 Fixed Full-Width, 3 Adjustable Full-Width

Freezer Features

Number of Shelves
Interior Shelves
1 Adjustable Full Width Wire, 1 Fixed Full Width Plastic, 2 Fixed Full Width Wire
Freezer Drawer/Basket
1 Full Width Lower Plastic, 1 Full Width Upper Plastic

Filtration and Dispensing

Dispenser Type
Exterior Ice and Water
Dispenser Options
Control/Child Lock, Filtered Water, Measured/Metered Fill


Door Style
Reversible Door
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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Ice maker is a disaster We purchased this unit for a new house in August of 2010. We just can not use the ice maker. It is constantly one big frozen block of ice. Somehow, air is getting in and causing the ice to melt. It's been a disaster from day one -- we've had it repaired at least 5 times. Parts replaced, etc. The repairman has let me know that we are not his only customer with this problem, and the next option is to replace the freezer door to the tune of $1200 or so.
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from One of the worst appliances I've ever owned We moved into a new home in March of 2008. I selected KitchenAid appliances due to the price point versus other higher-end brands. Shortly after the 2 year warranty expired we started having problems with the refrigerator. The ice dispenser door does not shut properly causing the ice in the bin to melt and water is constantly running down the front of the freezer door. Once the door decides to shut, the ice in the bin re-freezes into a solid chunk, and of course, it won't dispense any ice. The latest problem has to do with the motherboard, I'm told. Of course, it went on the blink just before Thanksgiving 2015. The worst part about this is that KitchenAid does not make or stock a replacement part. A technician must remove the existing motherboard and send it off to who knows where to have it rebuilt. I am told the process takes up to 2 weeks. What do I do without a fridge for 2 weeks? The other "fun" part of the whole experience is that the fridge has an alarm, which has been going off, beeping and whining since the board went out. I guess that's a feature... DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS JUNK. I also own a KitchenAid wine cooler, and the LEDs indicating the temperature are burned out. I also own a KitchenAid microwave, and have had multiple issues with it, and the LEDs are only half lit on it's clock as well. I also own a KitchenAid dishwasher, and the detergent dispenser stopped working almost immediately. Lastly the cooktop has been a disappointment as well. The grill over the burners cracked! How is that possible? Overall I've had a horrible experience with KitchenAid, and I'll never spend another nickel on any of their products.
Date published: 2016-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lot's of Room Replaced a 15 year old KitchenAid that was still going strong, but ready for replacement. Quiet! I love how when you are dispensing water that it tells you how much you have taken.
Date published: 2015-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Side by side Architect Series II purchase Like the refrigerator overall. We replaced our ten year old KitchenAid side by side. Disappointed in the slow water flow from the dispenser. Tech says sorry, that's just the way it is.We purchased a 7 year warranty and are contacted repeatedly to buy an extended warranty. Seems to little contact between departments. Your new designs are terrific and considering the cost, we might have been better off waiting to make such an expensive purchase.
Date published: 2015-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well designed interior and features We purchased this model about a month ago to replace a same sized 15+ year old KitchenAid and the newer model is much improved: better use of interior space and well designed features. It took a few minutes to realize the water line needs to be bled at start-up per the instructions, but once that was done, everything has worked well.
Date published: 2015-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing fridge!! We got this fridge about a month ago and we are thrilled with it!! More usable space, great ice maker that keeps up with our family's demands, crushed or cubed ice, water dispenser!! I couldn't be more pleased!!
Date published: 2015-04-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from love it I've only had my new built in a few weeks, but it looks great and works wonderfully. I'm so glad I got it.
Date published: 2015-03-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bad Design of the ice maker The refrigerator part is fine, but the freezer is a disaster!! The ice holder is in the door and must thaw just a bit every time the door is opened, because within a week, the ice is a frozen into a block. The dispenser motor is not strong enough to move the ice, so it stops. The ice keeper is removable, but it freezes in place also, so you have to hit it to break up the ice holding it in place then struggle heroically to lift it off. This is a horribly frustrating design flaw that HAS to be redesigned. I have a friend with this same fridge, and she has the same problem with the ice.
Date published: 2015-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great unit So my previous kenmore pro lasted a whopping 3 years and after 6 service calls was deemed unrepairable. So this was my ONLY option as a replacement. Was a bit unsure but it is an amazing beautiful piece. Great space, the water dispenses so quickly. So far so good.
Date published: 2015-03-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Minor problems I purchased KSSC48QVS to replace KSSC48 two weekss ago. It looks very nice. However, I noticed problems listed below. 1. Freezer and fridge doors are not leveled. When freezer door is being closed, it makes a metallic squeaky sound. 2. Water dispenser pump makes a big noise when water fills the tray. It drips a drop of water and leaves a water at the bottom of nozzle after use.
Date published: 2015-03-07
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