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White door handles for Kenmore Model 106

I need to replace the door handles on a white Kenmore Model 106 9555722 side by side refrigerator manufactured in August 1996.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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SOURCE: pink fluid under refrigerator

Loklok...no, I don't think so. The only fluid in refrigerators is an oil which is sealed in the cooling system and we know you are cooling. Your fridge may need a full defrost. This occurs because you may have left items uncovered and the moisture condensed in the cooling coils. It could also be the result of improperly sealing doors caused by dirt/ bad gaskets or the like. Best thing to do: shut it off, open the doors and let it defrost fully for a day. Clean the condenser coils under the unit with a long brush. Dry out as best you can and restart. You'll likely be okay. Make sure your freezer side is at about 0-5 above...refrigerator side 35-45. Use a regular thermometer and leave the door closed for at least an hour. (Do these measurements a day after you've restarted.)

Posted on Jan 28, 2008

SOURCE: GE Side by Side refrigerator door handles yellowing

I have tried everything to clean these handles. This refrigerator was a piece of junk from the onset. The fan on the ice maker has had to be replaced twice and the motor once. The ice maker has always leaked and frozen. This was extremely disappointing and I will not be buying GE products again!

Posted on Apr 05, 2008

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SOURCE: yellowing handles on Maytag side by side refrigerator

only solution is to relpace the handles, there are 3 parts to each upper, middle nad lower here are teh part numbers youll need 2 of each, both the freezer and refrig are the same parts

61005445 handle upper
61005494 handle lower
61005609 handle main

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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SOURCE: kenmore refrigerator model 106, 2doors, ice forms

I had the same problem and discovered that the water control valve was not shutting off completely between cycles. The water seeping through the valve was freezing in the water inlet tube. I replaced the water control valve for the icemaker and solved the problem.

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Replacing the Ice dispenser motor on Kenmore elite refrigerator?

There is a small door under neath ice maker shelf (literally) w/ 2 small screws that keep it in place,or a button that can release ice maker on the rt. side of machine. Good luck!!

Posted on Apr 04, 2009

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It was expensive because I took the long road to fixing the unit myself.

My problem: No water going up to the freezer water dispenser into the icemaker but the water in front of the door working just fine.

-first thing i tried was the simplest. The Internet is clogged with this miracle fix of using a hair dryer to melt the frozen water line going to the dispenser output. This is highly unlikely for our model since the water line is protected within the refrigerator frame.

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