Model #79551016010 KENMORE Side-by-Side Refrigerator

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Q:

water filter 79551016010 Kenmore Refrigerator

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Thanks for the inquiry and for using SearsPartsDirect.com.
Sorry to hear of the difficulties you're having installing the new refrigerator filter, I know how frustrating that is to have occur.
I do see a possible condition listed for this model where the filter may be difficult to install.
The correction would be to install an EPS supporting block between the filter head assembly and case wall/ceiling that will greatly reduce the flex, making installation much easier. The control box has also been modified for easier filter insertion.

Replacement Process:

  1. Disconnect the power cord from power.
  2. Disconnect water supply.
  3. Remove filter (if not already removed).
  4. Remove the control box and lamp cover.
  5. Peel off adhesive backing and insert EPS Block between the filter head and the roof/wall of the refrigerator.
  6. Install NEW control box and lamp cover.
  7. Reinstall water filter.
  8. Connect water supply.
  9. Connect power cord. 
The part numbers that would accommodate this modified design would be:

Control Box- ABQ72954502

EPS Packing Assembly- AGG73183301

If you would feel more confident have a Sears Home Service technician help assist with the diagnosis/repair, you can call 1-800-349-5071, or click here to be directed to the page to set up service.
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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
July 02, 2014
Q:

the condensate drip pan fills up every 5 days and overlows, why? 79551016010 Kenmore Refrigerator

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Thank you for contacting SearsPartsDirect.com with your question about your Kenmore Refrigerator. I am so sorry to hear the condensation pan is overflowing. I can understand your concern and I will be happy to help you with this.

 

The most common cause of too much water in the condensation pan is a bad door gasket. If the gasket is torn, loose, or is not making a good seal with the refrigerator cabinet, then warm, moist air is coming into contact with the colder air in the refrigerator. The defrost assembly will have to cycle more frequently to remove the excess condensation inside the cabinet. This will result in the pan filling up faster than the water can evaporate.

 

There are a couple of ways to test the door gaskets. First run your hand over the gasket when the doors are closed. If you can feel cold air coming out of the refrigerator, your gasket is not making a good seal. Another way to test them is to close a dollar bill between the door gasket and the cabinet. With the door closed, try to pull the dollar out. If it is easy to pull out, the gasket is not sealing as it should. I have included the links for the door gaskets for you.

 

Refrigerator Door Gasket for Kenmore Refrigerator Model 79551016010.

Freezer Door Gasket for Kenmore Refrigerator Model 79551016010.

 

While you are completing your repair, I recommend you also clean the refrigerator condenser coils. They are located on the back of your refrigerator at the bottom behind a removable cover. When the coils are dusty the compressor has to work harder to maintain the cooler temperatures in the refrigerator. I have included the link for a coil brush.

 

Coil Brush

 

If you are not comfortable completing this repair yourself, you can have a Sears' technician complete the repair for you. To set up service please go to www.SearsHomeServices.com or call 1-800-469-4663.

 

I hope this answers your questions. If I can be of further assistance please respond to this thread. Thank you for choosing Sears, we appreciate your business.

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Rachel Morgan -
Sears Technician
September 10, 2013
Q:

Kenmore ice maker

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The Refrigerator is one of the most important appliances in the home and by far a must need. So I am understanding your concern over the issue that is currently happening. I have researched your issue on this website and came across a question that is similar to yours. The expert provides further detailed information that might enlighten you.

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Priscilla V -
August 09, 2011
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Thank you for your question. This can be a complicated fridge to diagnose. However, a good check for this will be to reverse the wires on the water valve. The valve is located behind the unit. Remove the back cover panel and you will see the water supply line connected to the valve. Disconnect the power to the unit first. The wires will be in pairs, so reverse the red and blue and the brown and blue wire connections. Reconnect the power and now activate the water dispenser and if no water flows now, the water valve # MJX42111401 will need to be replaced. Replacing the water valve is not difficult. Be sure to turn the water supply valve off and disconnect the power to the unit first. I hope this will help you. If you would like more assistance, please reply to this thread and I will be glad to assist you further.

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 .

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Scott D -
Sears Technician
August 10, 2011
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Scott D, Am I too late to get in on this conversation? I have experienced same problem with my Kenmore Refrigerator [Model # 795.51033] Space Plus Ice System. My water tray is definitely not filling. The water dispenser on the door works fine even though ice maker won't fill AND the ice maker WILL WORK, but only if I manually fill the tray. I had initially thought the problem was with the water valve (# MJX42111401 -- Part 619A on diagram). I took your advice and reversed the wires and water dispenser on door continues to work, but ice maker tray still won't fill with water. I tried disconnecting and flushing the supply lines but without success. I checked to make sure supply line was not frozen going into tray. Do you know if Ice maker assembly (# AEQ36756918 -- Part 600A on diagram) or ice maker motor (# EAU61004401 -- Part 606A on diagram) have anything to due with water supply? I appreciate your help. Any other suggestions would be appreciated. The refrigerator is out of warranty by 2 months ,of course. Service call alone is $83.00 and that does not include any parts or labor. Thanks in advance if you have any thoughts.

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Mike -
October 08, 2011
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Ice maker still will run one single cycle if I manually fill tray. No auto-filling from door spout even though water dispenser works normally. After one cycle of ice is made, the "WATER AMOUNT" light/switch ALWAYS defaults to ['Level 2' - Medium] size even if on [Level1 - SMALL] or [Level 3 - Large] settings. This is new behavior in past 24 hours. I can manually reset to Level 1 or Level 3. But if I manually fill ice tray. As soon as ice is dumped, the switch changes to Level 2?

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Mike -
October 08, 2011
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Well one month later and I go off on vacation and icemaker begins to work again. This refrig. is a piece of junk, Manufacturer is LG with a Kenmore tag slapped on! Do not buy this model. The fan motor is like a toy from a child's plaything. The motor in my robo duck decoy is actually bigger. Cheap made. Buyer beware, this ice machine could not keep up with two adults, it will NOT make enough ice for any family. You've been warned.

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Mike -
October 23, 2011
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