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I want to remove the water dispenser front panel off to replace it with a new one in black. how do I take the cover off?

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Re: kenmore side by side refrigerator

If you got a parts manual for your Kenmore the Illustrated Parts breakdown will usually show how to access the hardware.
(I would think you have to remove the inside shelf assembly to get access to screws).
How ever search the web for your kenmore model number, alot of places sell replacement parts and you can get an idea how to replace by looking at the sequence of "IPB", shown at some of these web sites.

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Ice makers and water dispensers are convenient to have on your refrigerator, but can also cause a lot of aggravation if they are not functioning properly.

If your water valves are not defective and you are still experiencing water or ice delays, you may have a clog in your refrigerator hose line.
Instructions and material needed to fix it up.

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  2. Disconnect the hose from the back of the refrigerator by pushing in on the collar while pulling the water tube out. If you have a model with an ice and water dispenser, you will need to disassemble the dispenser on the front of the freezer in order to completely remove the water hose.
  3. Remove the water drip tray from beneath the ice/water dispenser and locate the screws at the bottom of the cover (if any). Remove screws and pop off the panel that houses the dispenser. If the unit does not have screws, you will need to pry the cover off with a flat-nosed screwdriver.
  4. Once the cover is removed, you should be able to see the screws that hold the dispenser unit in place. Remove these screws and reposition the unit so you can free the water hose, by pulling it through the dispenser.
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the solution to the problem is

You should be able to replace this part yourself. Follow these steps to replace the water actuator:
  1. Unplug the refrigerator to completely disconnect electrical power. Turn off the water supply to the refrigerator.
  2. Remove the drip tray (Key 23 in the image below) from the bottom of the dispenser.
  3. Remove the screws (Key 43) from the bottom of the dispenser module cover (Key 4). NOTE: You model may not have screws at the bottom of the dispenser cover. If not, push down on the top of the dispenser cover and pry out on the bottom of the cover with a flat tip screw driver to remove it.
  4. Pull to dispenser module cover up to release the top clips and remove this cover and set it aside.
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2. Remove the two (2) hex-head screws securing the metal control panel cover to the dispenser
housing. This will also free the control bracket from the housing although it will remain tethered
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3. Disconnect the wiring harness connectors from the terminals
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4. Pull the water supply tube from the top of the dispenser housing.
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