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Kenmore elite refrigerator model 596.76592600 does not release water from dispenser after changing the water filter

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SOURCE: Kenmore Elite - Interior water dispenser stopped working

Frozen water tank, some of these had an insulation kit that will prevent this from happening. Make sure you have water coming out of valve to tank, if so it will probley be a frozen tank. Make sure fridge is on factory settings. If it doesnt thaw out, check into the frozen tank kit...

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SOURCE: Water filter stuck on my Kenmore Fridge

I had the same problem. I coudn't get the knob to turn. I ended up taking the front grill off so I could get a better grip on the knob. Once I did that I still have to put a lot of pressure on the knob to turn it but that did the trick. When I got it turned a quarter turn then it was easy to pull the filter out. Hope this helps!

Posted on Jan 11, 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!!

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It appears your selector microswitch has failed in this instance.

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After changing the water filter, the ice maker is not working. The water dispenser is working properly.


You may need to replace the dual water control valve due to only the water dispenser side of the water control valve being the only side that works. What is the model number of your Kenmore refrigerator? Kenmore model numbers look like this=> 321.235689 as an example. An example of the water control valve if your model number was 321.235689 is part number=> 12001414 Water Inlet Valve
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Don't use this example as the correct part. Look around the fresh food section door frame for your correct model number, Thanks
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Testing the Water Control Valve

Mar 31, 2013 | Kenmore Elite Side By Side Refrigerator -...

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I have the Kenmore Elite Trio 795.75546401. There is a sheet of ice under the freezer draw. I cleaned it out and it came back. Have since shut off the ice maker and stopped using the water dispenser. I...


It is definitely the water filter. With the hardness of the water from our county I have to change our filter every 6 months. After replacing the filter be sure that it is seated well. It can leak if it is not fully engaged. Run water through the dispenser until the air is out.

Mar 02, 2011 | Kenmore 73502 / 73504 / 73509 Bottom...

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We just replaced the water filter...now dispenser doesn't work.


Looks like water is frozen in the tank .Unplug refrige from wall socket ,leave freezer and food compartment doors open at least 12 hours to melt frozen tank..

Jan 18, 2010 | Kenmore 73502 / 73504 / 73509 Bottom...

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No water coming from water dispenser.


It is possible the water control valve for that dispenser has failed and will not open. This happens a lot for those and the ice maker valves. All you need is the model number for your refrigerator and that will look like this for Kenmore. 213.564897 for example. and I will help you find the correct part number. Sea Breeze

Nov 24, 2009 | Kenmore Elite 22.4 cu. ft. Bottom Freezer...

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DOES THE THIS FRIDGE MODEL #106.74912401 REQUIRE TO REPLACE WATER FILTER FOR FRONT DOOR WATER DISPENSE?? ITS A KENMORE ELITE


HI. When a filter has reached its filtering limit, it must be replaced. Once the filter has reached its filtering limits, it will not allow for proper water flow. This will affect the operating status of the dispenser. With that being said, there are other issues that will affect the dispensers abilities as well. These issues are a faulty water inlet valve assembly, and frozen inlet lines. If you are having issues with the dispenser, make sure you inspect these areas as well. Your filter should have an installation date on the label. check to see that it is not over a year old. if so, it should be replaced.

The filter is located behind the front lower grille work. The grille should have a cut out space for it to slide into.

Nov 12, 2009 | Kenmore 18.3 cu. ft. Top Freezer...

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Just changed pur water filter on kenmore elite side by side and now water dispenser drips


this is normal. trapped air from the new filter will cause it to drip until all air has cleared. if you will run about a gallon of water thru the dispenser it should help if not stop the dripping all together. thanks peyton

Feb 21, 2009 | Hotpoint HSS25GFP Side by Side...

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Can't identify "water filter indicator light"


the indicator light could be on the control panel inside the refr section if your controls are there, or it is most likely on the front of the dispenser panel. it only comes on when you draw water from the dispenser and thats when you will see it be green, filter ok, yellow, filter at 80% life, or red, time to replace the water filter.
also you dont need to shut off the water when changing the filter as it is made with a shut off device in the filter housing already and is automatic.
by the way filters are expensive, go online and check prices. google "water filters" and find a good price.

Dec 13, 2008 | Kenmore Elite 22.4 cu. ft. Bottom Freezer...

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I have the opposite problem


You may have air in the system. When you actuate the dispenser it opens an electric valve in back to start the flow of water. When you release the dispenser air in the system expanding will cause the water to continue to flow until the pressure equalizes.

May 21, 2008 | Kenmore 55612 / 55614 / 5561 / 655619 Side...

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