Model #79577253601 KENMORE ELITE Bottom-Mount Refrigerator

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Replacing water line in my Kenmore Elite Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

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Thanks for the information about your refrigerator model 79577242600; sorry you have a problem, I will be glad to assist you.  All the tubing on the back of the refrigerator can be ordered and replaced and the tubing comes with the correct connectors. (When ordered correctly through our parts department)  If the tubing inside the cabinet has been damaged it is not replaceable.  Here is a link to Sears Parts Direct and you model parts description. If you get to the point where you need to have a service technician diagnose and repair this failure, you can schedule service through this link: Sears Home Services.Ron H.

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Ron H -
Sears Technician
November 21, 2013
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Ron, I ordered the replacement tubing. The original connector located on the end of the damaged white flex water supply line that connects to the water supply line from the house is intact. I didn't order a replacement connector. You mentioned that the "tubing inside the cabinet" is not replaceable. Are you referring to the the tubing internal to the refrigerator? You mentioned that all of the tubing on the back of the refrigerator can be ordered and replaced. I'm confused, because the white flexible tubing on the back of the refrigerator enters into the inside of the refrigerator. I am hoping that I can replace the white flexible tubing on the back. I do not know what to do about the fact that the top end of the tubing enters the refrigerator at the top and disappears into foam insulation. Can you please clarify?

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Stephen -
November 21, 2013
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Hi Steven, the ice maker fill tube that goes inside to the ice maker can be changed as well as the tubing on the outside. Any tubing that runs through the cabinet (inside liner like the water for the door can't be changed, but external tubing can be changed. The parts page I sent shows the fill tube for ice maker if you need it; it is separate from the actual tubing leading to it. I hope this help clarify. Ron H.

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Ron H -
Sears Technician
November 23, 2013
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How do I physically remove the tubing end that disappears into the back of the refrigerator at the top left behind the plastic cover held on by 2 screws and disappears into foam?

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Stephen -
November 23, 2013
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Hi Steven, I suppose that now I am the one confused, I indicated that tubing that is inside the liner cannot be replaced, if you could send me another picture, this time of the tubing where it enters the unit after you have removed the screws and the plastic cover perhaps I will better understand. Sorry for the confusion, if I can see it I should be able to better help you. If I need to I will contact my represenitives for this product. Ron H.

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Ron H -
Sears Technician
November 23, 2013
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I have attached 3 images. Where the tubing enters into the back of the refrigerator, a view farther out and finally one of the back of the refrigerator. As you can see, the white tubing that I want to replace is located on the upper left corner of the refrigerator. The hole where it enters the back of the refrigerator is covered with a plastic cover held in place with 2 metal screws (removed). Refrigerator MFG date 07/2007, Model #: 795.77253601, Serial #: 707MRKU04149.

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Stephen -
November 24, 2013
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Ron, I've uploaded 3 more images. The first has an arrow showing the white flex tubing at the point where it enters the refrigerator in the back. The second is a photo of the replacement tubing and the original connector and finally a picture of the info tag for the refrigerator. I would appreciate knowing how to replace the white flex line. But as you can see it goes into the back of the refrigerator to where I have no idea. Can I reuse the old metal connector on the other end? Is this a job a mechanically inclined person can do?

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Stephen -
November 24, 2013
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Thanks Stephen, for the images they are very helpful. That white line goes into the filter housing inside the refrigerator and can be replaced by removing the filter housing to access the fittings. The blue line is the return that goes to dispenser. If I may suggest, splicing the white tubing on the back of the refrigerator instead of pulling the housing (unless it is leaking up near where it enters the unit.) You can actually find fittings at most hardware stores, just take a section for sizing. (Most are 5/16th white). I would not recommend reusing the old connectors, these parts are very inexpensive and you don�t want to chance another leak. Thanks again for the images, and I hope this helps you complete your project. Ron H.

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Ron H -
Sears Technician
November 25, 2013
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Ron, I got into trouble going to my local hardware store and splicing the line. When the white flexible tubing is stretched a little as over a barb for the splice, it splits. This is what happened to me originally. I think that's why the connectors at the ends are made the way they are, they don't stretch the tubing for seal. Is it hard to remove the filter housing? Do you have any instructions or know where I can get them? Thanks.

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Stephen -
November 25, 2013
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Stephen, I do not have any instructions for removing the filter housing, however if you drop the filter you can see a screw on the top cover, remove it, once you have it off you should see one or more screws that hold the actual housing in place, remove them and pull it out. This is the most common method for your model; there are a few different depending on housing vendor all of which can be removed by removing screws that can easily be seen. Remember you will need slack in the water lines on the back side. None of the service manuals reference this job that I can copy you on. If you check you tube there may be videos on this subject. Ron H.

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Ron H -
Sears Technician
November 25, 2013
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Is my model # 795.77253601 covered by the recall/extended warranty for defective interior lights? 79577253601 Kenmore Elite Bottom-mount refrigerator

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Thank you for being Sears’ valued member and for contacting SearsPartsDirect.com with your question about your Kenmore Elite refrigerator model 795.77253601. I am so sorry you are having a problem with the interior lights. I understand your concern that your refrigerator may be included in the recall. It is important that you contact our service department about this issue.

Some of the refrigerators with your model number are included in the recall, however, our technical specialist in the service department will need the serial number of your refrigerator to see if it was in the list. Once the serial number has been confirmed, our technical specialist can set up an appointment for a technician to come to your home. The technician is the only one that can verify the failure is as a result of the known issue with the lights. 

You can reach our service department at 1-800-469-4663 (1-800-4MY-HOME). Once the technician verifies that the failure is caused by this known issue, the parts and labor should be covered. When you call service please have your model and serial numbers handy. 

I hope this answers your question. Thank you for choosing Sears, we appreciate your business. 

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Rachel Morgan -
Sears Technician
May 23, 2015
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Frost build up 79577253601 Kenmore Elite Bottom-mount refrigerator

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Thank you for choosing sears I would happy to help you with your refrigerator. Upon researching model 79577253601; it sounds like the temperature sensor may need to be replaced, this is the sensor that monitors the temperature in your freezer. You can also to check the coils in the freezer and see if there is an even frost pattern on them. If not, then the unit has a sealed system failure and you will need an HVAC tech to repair the unit. I have posted a link below of the temperature sensor key #903E.

I trust that this information will help you, thank you have a great day.

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Jeff Wallace Jr -
Sears Technician
October 10, 2014

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