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Changed the water filter on my Kenmore 596 50692000 model but now I there is no water flow. I have changed the filter before without a problem. What could be wrong. Someone mentioned that the line might have air that prevents the water flow. How can I fix this?

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You have clogged the water inlet solenoid valve. It is located in the water line and will need to be taken apart and cleaned or replaced. When you change a water filter you always need to bleed it into a bucket before attaching the outlet end to the water line, to evacuate all the carbon impurities.

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