I received a Kenmore Coldspot, Model # 106.74962400, from a friend, but did not get the manual. My question is how do I know when it is time to replace the water filter? I don't see a light, so I need to know how often I need to do it, and what is the part number for the filter?
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On the front bottom of your unit you have a grill. On the grill there is a round knob. Turn the knob 1/4 turn counter clockwise and pull the filter out. Note the slot on the back of the knob that holds the old filter. Slide the old filter out of the slot and replace with the new filter.
Reinsert the filter with the knob into the filter housing. Turn the knob 1/4 turn clockwise to lock it in.
Now, the new filter has air in it. At your water dispenser, fill cups with water. There will be a lot of air and water coming out. Continue this until all of the air is out of the filter and there is just water fill.
When to change your water filter - Your unit has a water filter change light. This light is not tied into water pressure. It is like a egg timer. Every 6 months it will light. This does not mean you need to change your water filter. Change your water filter when your ice cubes start to get small or the water coming out of your dispenser is of a low flow. Depending on your family size, you may not need to change your water filter for several years.
My name is Peter. I am a retired Sears Home Services refrigeration technician.
The base grille water filter is located below the freezer compartment door. Depending on your model, you may have a filter that is installed behind the base grille or a filter that is installed through the base grille.