Model #5969500880 KENMORE Side-by-Side Refrigerator

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Q:

How do I replace water filter? 5969500880 Kenmore Refrigerator

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Hello glad to help.  Thank You for choosing Sears PartsDirect.com
 
I am sorry and do understand your frustration when needing help with the water filter.
 
Glad to help out.   Im  looking at your Kenmore model number  596.9500880.

CAUTION:

After installing a new water filter, always dispense water for two minutes before removing the filter for any reason.  Air trapped in system may cause water and cartridge to eject.  Use Caution when removing.

1.  Be sure to already have the new water filter present when taking out the old water filter.

2.  If water filtration system has been allowed to freeze, replace filter cartridge.  

3.  If system has not been used for several months, or water has an unpleasant tast or odor, flush system by dispensing water for two to three minutes.  If unpleasant taste or odor persists, change filter cartridge.

INITIAL INSTALLATION:

The water filter is located in the upper right-hand corner of the fresh food compartment.

1.  Remove blue bypass cap and retain it for later use.

2.  Remove sealing label from end of filter and insert into filter head.

3.  Rotate gently clockwise until filter stops.  Snap filter cover closed.

4.  Reduce water spurts by flushing air from system.  Run water continuously for 2 minutes through dispenser until water runs steady.  During initial use, allow about a 1 to 2 minute delay in wqater dispersal to allow internal water tank to fill.

-->  Additional flushing may be required in some households where water is of poor quality.

REPLACING WATER FILTER:

Important:  Air trapped in system may cause water and cartridge to eject.  Use caution when removing.

1.  Turn filter counterclockwise until it releases from filter head.

2.  Drain water from filter into sink and dispose of filter in normal household trash.

3.  Wipe up excess water in filter cover and continue with initial installation, steps 2 and 4.

The filter should be changed at least every 12 months.

IMPORTANT:  CONDITION OF WATER AND AMOUNT USED DETERMINES LIFE SPAN OF WATER FILTER CARTRIDGE.  iF WATER USE IS HIGH, OR IF WATER IS OF POR QUALITY, REPLACEMENT MAY NEED TO TAKE PLACE MORE OFTEN.

Thank you for your understanding in this matter and I hope we can help you with your future questions and repairs. Thank you for choosing Sears and using our SearsPartsDirect.com.
 

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Larry L -
Sears Technician
March 17, 2014
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Can you please tell me which water filter (the exact make, model number, etc.) to buy?

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Ben -
March 17, 2014
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Can you please tell me which water filter (the exact make, model number, etc.) to buy?

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Ben -
March 17, 2014
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dripping water dispenser

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Managemylife.com is always a great resource to find the answers to just about anything. I know this information can be very helpful for you to have. While you have been waiting for your expert to respond, I did some research but I was unable to locate information that would be helpful with regards to your question at this time. Your expert will be answering you within two business days but usually sooner.

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anna -
August 02, 2013
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Thank you for choosing ManageMyLife.com. I understand how frustrating it can be when the dispenser drips continuously. I recommend checking your water tubes for any leaks or holes and testing your water valve. A continuous drip of water usually indicates the valve not closing properly. If you have a multitester and are comfortable with using it, I have included insctuctions below.
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. Disconnect the refrigerator's electrical cord from the socket.

2. Recruit a friend to help move the appliance into the kitchen so you can reach the water supply hose in the back.

3. Turn the knob in the hose clockwise until it's tight. This cuts off the water supply while you test the solenoid.

4. Unscrew the bolts in the access cover on the back of the refrigerator where the hose connects with a nut driver. Pull off the cover and move it up the hose and out of your way. The hose connects to the water valve. The solenoid is on top of the water valve with two wires connected to a pair of electrical posts.

5. Remove the wires from the two posts. Each wire terminates in a metal connector that pulls straight off the post.

6. Turn the multimeter control setting to "Ohms" and place the two testing rods on each of the solenoid posts. A normal reading for the solenoid falls in the range of 200 to 500 ohms. If the multimeter does not register a reading or the display numbers scroll nonstop, the solenoid is defective and must be replaced. These parts cannot be repaired.

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 please include the complete model number of the refrigerator as the last 4 digits of the model number you've provided is incorrect. I will be glad to assist you further. Thanks for using ManageMyLife.com.

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Lokelani -
Sears Technician
August 04, 2013
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I did the test of resistance on BOTH of the solenoids and they both show 330 +/- ohms. With the water supply disconnected, I checked the water supply and there seems to be ample flow. The model # on the sticker on the ceiling of the refrigerator compartment is 596.9500880 the s/n# 8907054510. What do you suggest I do next?

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Denis -
August 09, 2013
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One more observation, After the solenoid test above, I turned the refrigerator and water back on and the dripping has stopped, but the water dispenser lever does not do anything : no water, no clicking, no solenoid noise. The light and ice dispenser both seem to be working normally.

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Denis -
August 09, 2013
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Sorry, correction, I can hear the click of the switch but no humm of the solenoid

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Denis -
August 09, 2013
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Welcome back to ManageMyLife.com! Now that you've checked the valve and supply, I recommend checking the actuator itself. You may have a broken part on the actuator or loose wiring. I have included instructions below on how to check this.
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. Unplug the refrigerator from the wall outlet.

2. Remove the drip tray from the bottom of the dispenser.

3. Remove the dispenser cover. Some dispenser covers are secured with screws, while others must be pried off with a flat-head screwdriver. If no screws are found, look for the screwdriver slot on the underside of the cover. Insert a flat-head screwdriver and gently pry the cover away.

4. Remove the control panel wire connector, if applicable, and place the dispenser cover aside.

5. Remove the screws securing the dispenser control module into position.

6. Remove the water supply tube from the module, then pull the module away from the dispenser housing.

7. Remove the screws securing the dispenser actuator brackets and the actuator itself, then remove the actuator.

8. Install the new actuator, then replace the actuator bracket and secure it using the screws.

9. Reinstall the dispenser control module, as well as the dispenser cover and drip tray.

10. Restore power to the refrigerator.

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 have further questions please let me know. Thanks for using ManageMyLife.com.

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Lokelani -
Sears Technician
August 11, 2013
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I have read and reread your instructions (above) and find them a little confusing mostly because the vocabulary is different than the terms used in the DYI repair manual that I purchased through this web site. For example is the actuator the same thing as the water dispenser lever? At this point , when I push this lever forward the light comes on when the switch (part 26) clicks. At this point I think that I should be hearing a solenoid (already tested) hum as it opens to let water flow, But there is no hum. If I am not mistaken the switch has 4 wires 2 for the light and 2 for the solenoid. Is it possible that only the light part of the switch is working? I am going to try and test the switch next to see if the contacts are closing for both .

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Denis -
August 18, 2013
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Hello Denis and welcome back to ManageMyLife.com! Yes, the actuator is the same as the lever. It is possible for the light to work on the dispenser when pushed as it is connected to the control and has nothing to do with the actual dispensing of the water.
If you would like more assistance, reply to this thread  and I will be glad to assist you further. Thank you for choosing ManageMyLife.com.

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Lokelani -
Sears Technician
August 20, 2013
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I have ordered a new switch (part #26) with the hope that this might be the problem. It was inexpensive and as I was ordering a new door gasket anyway, the shipping was nearly free. If the switch does not turn out to be the problem. What should I do next?

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Denis -
August 22, 2013
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Hello Denis, and thank you for choosing ManageMyLife.com. If the switch does not fix the problem, I recommend checking the water lines for any air bubbles. If there are no air bubbles, you may have to replace the water lines.
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
I hope this helps. Thanks for using ManageMyLife.com.

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Lokelani -
Sears Technician
August 26, 2013
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manual source

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I know how useful the owners manual can be since it can carry some great information. I did some research and I was able to find the owners manual for your refrigerator. Click here for the link. I hope this helps with your research while you wait for your expert response.

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Joseph P. -
July 16, 2013
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Thank you for choosing ManageMyLife.com. I understand how important it is to be able to repair your refrigerator. We try to keep an updated manual library as much as possible. Being that this is an older unit, we no longer carry the owners manual or repair manual. I apologize for the inconveniece. However, if you would like assistance in diagnosing the problem with your refrigerator, we are here to help. If you give us what the symptoms are, we can research the problem for you.
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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Desirea -
Sears Technician
July 17, 2013
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