Model #25354679301 KENMORE Side-by-Side Refrigerator

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Kenmore refrigerator water acutator

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Thank you for choosing ManageMyLife.com. I understand how frustrating it can be when water continuously drips from the dispenser. You are correct in assuming the valve isn't closing properly. This is the most common cause for this issue. If you have a ohm meter and are comfortable using it, you can test the valve before replacing it. A normal reading for the valve falls in the range of 200 to 500 ohms. Anything other than this means that the valve needs replacing. Below are instructions on how to replace the valve.
SAFETY NOTICE: Be sure to disconnect power to the appliance before performing any repairs. If you are not comfortable with doing any voltage checks that might be recommended, please contact your local service provider for repairs. Be aware that there could be sharp edges inside the appliance that could cause cuts or other injuries to yourself or others.

1. Pull the refrigerator away from the wall so that the rear is accessible.

2. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet and turn off the water supply valve by turning the handle clockwise until it is tight.

3. Remove the water supply line from the water inlet valve using an adjustable wrench. Place a towel below the valve to catch any water remaining in the line.

4. Remove the lower access panel of the refrigerator by removing the screws securing it in place.

5. Remove the mounting screws securing the inlet valve to the refrigerator cabinet.

6. Transfer the solenoid wire connectors from the old inlet valve to the new inlet valve.

7. Press each quick-connector on the bottom of the inlet valve, at the point at which the each tube enters the inlet valve using an open-ended wrench. Measure 11/16 of an inch from the end of the tube and make a mark using a marker. Insert the tube into the same tube inlet on the new inlet valve up to the mark. Repeat for each tube.

8. Secure the new inlet valve the to refrigerator cabinet using the mounting screw removed from the old valve.

9. Replace the lower access panel of the refrigerator.

10. Connect the water supply line to the new inlet valve. Tighten the compression nut using and adjustable wrench.

11. Turn on the water supply valve and examine the connection for any leaks. Tighten as necessary.

12. Plug the refrigerator's power cord back into the wall outlet and then push the refrigerator back against the wall.

13. Run approximately one gallon of water through the water fountain to clear air from the tubes.

I have included a link to our PartsDirect page where you can purchase the part you need to complete your repair. Just click the blue link below to be taken to the page.
Water Valve for Kenmore Refrigerator Model # 25354679301
If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services
If you would like more assistance, reply to this thread and I will be glad to assist you further. Thanks for using ManageMyLife.com.

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Lokelani -
Sears Technician
August 19, 2013
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How to replace the water actuator on a Kenmore refrigerator model #253.54679301?

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I'm sending you some pictures with instructions of how to access the dispenser and replace the actuator. Be sure the power is disconnected from the refrigerator, before starting procedure. I hope this helps you. If you need more assistance, please resubmit your question with additional details.

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Scott D -
Sears Technician
February 25, 2010
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I pull the tray out but still don't have access to the screws. How does the cover come off?

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John Heyse -
November 06, 2012
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Hello John. Since you don't see screws after pulling the drip tray out, you will need to pry that cover off. Tape the tip of a flat tip screwdriver with masking tape to prevent scratches on the freezer door panel. Push down on the top of the cover while prying out on the bottom with the screwdriver. It should snap out.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
November 06, 2012
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I just installed the part and it works. The only problem I had was I couldn't remove the water line, but worked around it to make it work. If you have any sugestions on how to remove please let me know. Thanks Jack

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John Heyse -
November 21, 2012
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The first image below shows the instructions for removing the door on that type of refrigerator. You can use that portion of those instructions that describes how to disconnect the water line at the bottom of that door. You will need to access the water line at the dispenser as shown in the second image. You can then pull that water line out of the door and replace it. There are some models that have that water line foamed in place inside the door. In that situation, you may not be able to replace that water line. If you need more help, reply with additional details and the full model number of your refrigerator.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
November 21, 2012
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Side by side kenmore frig is freezing everything on the frig side & ice maker not working?

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The refrigerator section freezing foodstuffs would be a concern. The ice maker and this issue may have the same cause. The expert will review this model to respond, but I did locate a similar question that may help while you wait. I attached to the first link below. If you do decide to schedule service, the Sears Home Services link below can help.

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Barbara H. -
July 08, 2012
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Thank you for your question. It is concerning when a major appliance is not working correctly. The problem seems to be with the cold control or the air damper switch. The cold control regulated the temperature inside of the fresh food side of the refrigerator. The air damper has a switch that closes when the cold control contacts close the motor in the damper drives a flap to open and cold air enters the fresh food side of the refrigerator. So either the refrigerator cold control is defective or the air damper is defective. The diagnosis of this issue will require the use of a multi meter. If you have a meter and are confident in your technical abilities please utilize the checks below. The cold control can be checked out by ohming the black/yellow to the violet and white wire. If you get a ohms reading replace the cold control. If the reading is infinite then replace the air damper assembly. Here is the link, Kenmore Refrigerator Model 253.54679301 Controls .

I hope you find this information useful

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Bill__W -
Sears Technician
July 11, 2012
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