Model #59657542791 KENMORE Side-by-Side Refrigerator
Parts Diagrams (12)
Ice maker not making ice 31% of repairs
Water under crisper drawers 30% of repairs
Not cooling at all 25% of repairs
Frost buildup in freezer 24% of repairs
Water dripping on floor 21% of repairs
Not running 17% of repairs
Freezer not cold enough 11% of repairs
Needs routine maintenance 11% of repairs
Question and Answers
defrost timer 59657542791 Kenmore 25' side-by-side refrigerator
Thank you for your inquiry on your Kenmore Refrigerator, Model: 596.57542791. From reviewing the details on your model, I have included a link to the diagram of your refrigerator which shows you the location of the defrost timer. The key number on the diagram is 1541.
Safety Warning: Before beginning the repair, disconnect the direct power supply to the refrigerator to prevent the risk of injury or any electrical shock.
If you don’t feel comfortable or confident in this repair, then you can have it repaired at home by a sears technician. I have the included a link to the website: Sears Home Services or call 1-800-469-4663
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Size of Refrigerator 59657542791 Kenmore 25' side-by-side refrigerator
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Kenmore refrigerator models will indicate the cu/ft capacity within the third digit past the prefix of 596. In this model, the third digit is numeral 5, which will indicate 25 cu/ft of capacity.
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water dispenser sticks 59657542791 Kenmore 25' side-by-side refrigerator
Thank you for your question. I'm sorry you're having this problem with the dispenser. I would suspect the return spring may have broke on the lever. To access, this dispenser to check the lever, the front cover will need to be removed. This cover is held in place with 2 sided tape and can be difficult to remove. Before attempting to remove the cover, I would recommend having some 2 sided tape # 876491 available. I would also recommend having a technician make this check. I'm listing a site you can access, to have a tech come out. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services. I hope this will help you. If you would like more assistance, reply to this thread and I will assist you further.
Thanks for your reply. We finally got around to removing the cover and found that the lever was sticking because the water tubing had come out of the saddle (?) and was pushing against the lever. Once that was fixed we turned the water back on and we discovered that it kept flowing whether the lever was on or off. The switches both seem to be working and we think we have a stuck water valve (based on your reply to the person who had ice and no water). We don't use the water dispenser and are wondering how to shut off the water to the dispenser but still keep the ice maker working.
Katherine, I'm glad you discovered the problem with the lever sticking. Now, if the water will not stop flowing, first try disconnecting the power to the unit. If the water stops flowing, it will indicate the valve is constantly getting voltage, even when the lever is not activated. If you are not interested in locating the problem, you can disconnect the wires on the solenoid for the water dispenser. There will be 2 solenoids on the water valve and one will have a harness that has a tan and white wire. The solenoid with these wires will be for the icemaker. Leave these wires connected. The other 2 wires, which will probably be a light blue and white, connect to the solenoid for the water dispenser. Remove these wires and tape them off. Be sure to disconnect the power before making this check. The dispenser side of the water valve will now be removed from the circuit. Now, if the water flow continues to run when the power is disconnected, it means the valve is stuck and in this case the valve # 12195504 will need to be replaced. There is no way to shut off the sections inside the valve. I hope this will help you.