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Hello- My Kenmore side by side fridge/ freezer dispenser has never worked. Now the water tap is leaking steadily. I

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Old 02-21-2009, 07:48 AM
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Model Number: 106.57282791   Brand: Kenmore   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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Hello-

My Kenmore side by side fridge/ freezer dispenser has never worked. Now the water tap is leaking steadily. I would just turn off the water and buy some ice cube trays but the water line is connected to the dishwasher and I don't want to have to turn the water on and off to run the dishwasher. Is there an easy way to plug the water line?

I am looking into changing the valve and have the cover to the dispenser off but can't get to the valve, any suggestions? Do I have to remove the inside freezer panel or just pry off the plastic housing from the outside?

Thanks,

Bill


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Old 02-22-2009, 06:36 AM
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well first thing is the water line to the refrigerator is the same one to dishwasher? the dishwasher must be connected to the hot water , and refer to the cold.

the water valve is not located in the dispensor area. it is behind the frig. it is a dual solenoid valve , one half for ice and the other for water.
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Thank you for responding, I may be wrong that the washer and fridge have the same water line. I am going to take the back of the fridge off and test the valve. Is there anything I should know about taking the back of the fridge off?
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Hello again-

I located the valve and am on the phone finding a new one. I will let you know how it goes,

Thanks for you help,

Bill
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Thanks again for your help, problem solved.
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