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Need help replacing water line on kenmore elite 10655609400 side by side refrigerator

A couple of weeks ago I spoke to someone and they gave me a part number which I ordered. It is a water line that probably is NOT the correct one but is one which I believe I can make work. My problem now is figuring out how to open the door to gain access to the inside in order to replace the water line. IF you can give me reference to an IPB (Illustrated Parts breakdown) and instructions on how to access the (freezer) door enough to replace the water dispenser water line I would be most appreciative. A link to the service manual would be most welcome as well.

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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 few questions that is similar to yours. The expert provides further detailed information that might enlighten you.
by Manage My Life
September 28th, 2011
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Mark T
Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the dispenser line. I have looked up the model number you have submitted. The correct part number for the dispenser tube is 8201537. If you do not have this line, it will be difficult to get any other line to work. Once you have the correct part unplug the refrigerator and remove the grille from below the door. Then disconnect the water line from the connector below the door. The first image below will aid in disconnecting the line. Beware some water will drain onto the floor. Next, you have to remove the front panel on the freezer door. The second image below shows how to remove the panel. Once it is removed, remove the switch bracket. This part is in front of the water line. After it is out of the way, you have access to the water line. Remove the screw securing the line and pull it out of the door. Then cut the end of the new line at a sharp angle and feed it into the door. Once it is in cut the end square and reassemble the refrigerator in the reverse order.

I hope this is helpful. If you need further assistance, please feel free to reply below with more details.

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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Mark T.
by Mark T Earned 31,257 community points in Kenmore
October 1st, 2011
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