how to change water filter in kenmore refrigerator


To change the water filter in a Kenmore refrigerator, follow these general steps. Keep in mind that the specific procedure may vary depending on the model of your refrigerator, so it’s always a good idea to refer to your refrigerator’s user manual for model-specific instructions:

  1. Locate the Water Filter: Depending on your Kenmore refrigerator model, the water filter is usually located in one of the following places:
    • Inside the refrigerator compartment, usually in the upper-right corner or the bottom grille area.
    • Behind the refrigerator, accessible from the back.
  2. Prepare for Replacement:
    • Make sure the refrigerator is unplugged or disconnected from the power source.
    • If the filter is located inside the refrigerator, open the refrigerator door.
  3. Remove the Old Water Filter:
    • If the water filter is inside the refrigerator, locate the filter housing or cartridge holder.
    • Turn the filter counterclockwise to unlock it. You may need to push a release button or press down slightly while turning, depending on your model.
    • Slowly pull the old filter straight out.
  4. Dispose of the Old Filter:
    • Properly dispose of the old water filter according to local regulations.
  5. Prepare the New Water Filter:
    • Remove the new water filter from its packaging.
    • Look for any seals or packaging that need to be removed from the filter.
  6. Install the New Water Filter:
    • Insert the new filter into the filter housing or cartridge holder.
    • Turn the filter clockwise to lock it into place. Again, you may need to push up or press while turning, depending on your model.
    • Make sure it is securely and tightly installed.
  7. Reset the Water Filter Indicator (if applicable):
    • Some Kenmore refrigerators have a water filter indicator light or display that needs to be reset after replacing the filter. Refer to your user manual for instructions on how to reset this indicator.
  8. Run Water Through the New Filter:
    • After replacing the filter, run several cups of water through the water dispenser (if your refrigerator has one) to flush out any air bubbles and to ensure the filter is properly primed. Discard this water.
  9. Check for Leaks:
    • Inspect the area around the filter for any signs of leaks. If you see any leaks, make sure the filter is installed correctly.
  10. Plug In or Reconnect the Refrigerator:
    • Plug in the refrigerator or reconnect it to the power source.

Remember to consult your refrigerator’s user manual for model-specific instructions, especially regarding the type of filter your refrigerator uses and any additional steps required for resetting the filter indicator.

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