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How to disconnect frozen water reservoir from refrigerator?

kenmore elite model# 59676592600
this reservoir has frozen before and was repaired. it has a water line connection at either end. one is threaded and the other appears to be a plastic compression fitting. how do you disconnect the compression type fitting to remove reservoir for thawing and use again?

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Joseph Perez
I understand your concern toward wanting to make some adjustments to the water tubing on your refrigerator and I will be happy to help. While you are waiting for an expert answer, I did manage to find a link that will provide you with some good information to help you with your project. I hope my link is useful.
by Joseph Perez Earned 62,642 community points in Kenmore
March 15th, 2011
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i found the answer on this chat board under the following link
by Manage My Life
March 15th, 2011
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scott d
Replacing some parts can be a little tricky. The information you have received is for a different model. If there is a compression fitting, it will have a nut that is also threaded on. The nut will twist counterclockwise to remove it. If this is the push/pull type fitting, I'm attaching a picture with instructions of how this fitting works.

However, you can probably thaw it in place, with a hair drier. Just be careful not to get it too hot. There is a kit # W10130482 to help prevent this from reoccurring.

It's available at


. This kit will come with instructions. I hope this will help you. Thank you for using Manage My Life.

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 scott d Earned 139,392 community points in Appliances
March 17th, 2011
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