Question about Kenmore 5553 / 655532 / 55534 / 55539 Side by Side Refrigerator
We have a Kenmore side-by-side refrigerator (2003 model) My water filter is only lasting for 2-3 months now instead of the 6-8 before. It then begins leaking through the filter into the refrigerator when you get a glass of water or when it begins making ice. Is there something I can do to repair this?It gets expensive replacing it so often.
Posted by bcforbes418 on
SOURCE: Kenmore refrig not making ice and top shelf area in refrig not cold
if you are having tempurature issues make sure the fan in the freezer is operating. it should be on when the compresor is running. this may explain both warm fridge and no ice.
Posted on Sep 26, 2007
SOURCE: Kenmore Side by Side Refrigerator Ice Maker Not Working
A couple things to check here. First see if there is ice in the tray. If so chances are the ice maker will need to be replaced however these are very reliable ice makers. If no ice in the tray pull up on the ejector blade (don't worry you won't break it) turn clockwise to start the ice maker thru a cycle. The ejector blade is the long white bar with fingers on it that run the length of the tray. Once it completes a cycle it should fill with water. If no water then either the fill tube is frozen over and will need to be defrosted or the water valve is bad.
Posted on Oct 05, 2007
SOURCE: Ice machine and water not working properly after changing filter
NO ICE NO WATER
Posted on Feb 15, 2009
SOURCE: smelly water from door dispensor
I had the same problem. Drove me crazy and cost me about 5 filters at $50 a pop until I found the solultion. Water in the Sears/LG refrigerator that I have (french door trio) goes through the filter then into a container on the left front door of the refrigerator. That container stores the water so it can get cold and it also equalizes the flows in the system so that when you put your glass under the spigot the flow is steady and the water is cold. Problem is .... this tank can build up with algae/slime/foul tasting stuff. Since it is after the filter, no matter how many times you change the filter it will have no impact on the water in this container. That is why if you use the water spigot a lot, the water seems to get a little better (as the tank water gets diluted) but as soon as you don't use it for several hours or more, back comes the smelly water again. Solution for me was to remove the plastic panel on the inside of the left front door and clean the plastic bottle. It is pretty easy to remove with 2 screws and easy to pull off the hoses. I filled is with a little clorox and water and swished it around for several minutes then drained and rinsed it. Then I filled it again with a little clorox (like an ounce or two max) and put the container back into the fridge. Once in the fridge, I ran fridge water through the front water dispenser for about a gallon or so. This flushed out the chlorine in the plastic container as well as the lines between the container and the spigot. After about a half hour of work, my great tasting water in the fridge is back again. I've checked the taste on this water for several weeks now and no plastic/odor/bad tasting water any more. Hope this helps.
Posted on Mar 12, 2009
SOURCE: Kenmore side by side refrigerator Ice maker not working
Found out we still had a warranty/service contract on it. Contacted SEARs and I explained problem to technician. Scheduled house call is Friday.
Posted on Apr 16, 2009
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Item # 1017291
Ice and water filter in front access grille for refrigerators made by Whirlpool, including some Kitchen Aid and Kenmore refrigerators. This is manufacturer part 4396508, and it replaces 4392857, WF-NL300, WF-L500 and 4396163. Replace every 6 to 12 months.
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