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How do I install tubing for the water inlet to the filter on my refrigerator

Model #10657026601 Kenmore Refrigerator

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Manage My Life
I'm sorry to hear that you are having some difficulties with your refrigerator . I did some research for you at and found an expert answer to a similar question that may help until your expert can respond to your specific question. The link is attached below. If you do decide to schedule service and have a qualified technician help you, I have also attached a link to I hope these links provided assist you.
by Manage My Life
October 6th, 2011
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Lyle W
You will need to shut off the water supply and unplug the refrigerator before accessing internal components. You can access the water valve assembly by removing the bottom rear service panel on the outside back wall of the refrigerator. You should be able to find the water tube that goes from that valve assembly to the filter. You can disconnect that tube from the water valve. It may have a John Guest water fitting on the valve assembly. To disconnect the water line from that type of fitting, just push in on the collar of the fitting and pull the water tube out. The water filter housing should have the same type of fittings. If you find a compression fitting on the valve assembly, you will need to unscrew the compression fitting to remove the tube. You can remove the front grill of the refrigerator and then remove the screws that secure the filter housing to the base of the refrigerator cabinet. You should have enough slack in the outlet water tube to pull the housing out from the front of the refrigerator and remove the inlet water line. Replace the line and reassemble the refrigerator. The water line will just push into the John Guest water fitting. Push it all of the way in and then tug on it to make sure that it is properly seated. Check for leaks. This information should help you complete this repair. If you need more assistance, reply with additional details and we will assist you further.

If you have not already obtained the inlet water line, you can order it from the

Sears PartsDirect

website. The part number for that water line is 2304697. Here is a direct link for that part

Water Tube


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

by Lyle W Earned 136,254 community points in Kenmore
October 9th, 2011
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