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leutburt

06:14PM | 07/26/10
Member Since: 07/25/10
2 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
I have a Kenmore fridge leaking water anytime you use the outside water dispensor or the ice maker uses water. I have replaced the filter and it comes back after a week or so. This has gone on and on. I have checked the orings and they are good. when I put in a new filter I let it cucle water through for the amount of time specified on the filter. I have checked the "holders" that grab the filter when it is installed. Nothing seems to fix it. PLEASE HELP!!! AARRGGHH

DanO

07:15AM | 07/28/10
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** I have a Kenmore fridge **

I'm afraid that is not enough information to identify the appliance in question. What is needed is its exact model number. If you post it we can look it up to see what appliance design you're dealing with.

You can find tips for locating the model and serial number identification tag on your appliances at the following link:

- Model Number Tag Location Guide

LINK > www.appliance411.com/parts/tagsearch.cgi

** leaking water anytime you use the outside water dispensor or the ice maker uses water. **

Leaking water from where exactly?

** I have checked the "holders" that grab the filter **

How did you "check" them?

If the filter's seals are not the problem but water is leaking from the filter housing, there might be a problem with it... if that is where the leak is coming from. The housing might be cracked or worn and need to be replaced. Such failures can't always be seen with the naked eye.

JMO

Dan O.

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leutburt

04:19PM | 07/28/10
Member Since: 07/25/10
2 lifetime posts
Sorry, Model 253.56973602 and it bypasses the orings on the filter. I removed the filter and saw that the two "holders" that grasp the filter were stretched out a little. I reached in and pinched them with my fingers and that did not help at all. When I put a new filter in and cycle water through it as directed, it works as advertised. But, after a few weeks it starts leaking when you use the water dispensor or when the ice maker cycles water to it.

DanO

08:23PM | 07/28/10
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** I removed the filter and saw that the two "holders" that grasp the filter were stretched out a little. **

Than that may very well be the problem. The filter base (see the link below) may need to be replaced.

- Kenmore 253.56973602 Water Filter Base

LINK > www.appliance411.com/data.php?rc=1056733

I don't know any other reason it would leak there with a new filter installed.

JMO

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/parts/?ref411=Kenmore+Fridge

The Appliance Information Site

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guffey

05:59AM | 07/31/10
Member Since: 07/30/10
1 lifetime posts
I have this same refrigerator. After two weeks of dealing with the leak I pulled out the water filter and blew into the input on the back of it. I covered the output and noticed that water was seeping through a seem in the filter. I returned this filter, and installed another one. After about a week it started doing the same thing. So I tried the same thing and the filter leaked again. When I blew on the filter it appeared that it was leaking very slowly and possible through a crack in the outer shell. I am now on my third filter, and it has started doing the same thing. I don't know if this is the only place it's leaking. But I thought I would share this with you. The amount of water that pours out inside the refrigerator while using the water dispenser tells me it isn't just becuase the filter was leaking. Hopefully this will help and someone will have a good idea

mattedinger

04:13PM | 07/15/13
Member Since: 07/15/13
1 lifetime posts
The one year old refrigerator I have leaks when I use the water dispenser. It leaks from the small disc shaped device with the plastic hose running into and out of it. It is located on the bottom near the front of the refrigerator. It looks like it might be a backflow preventer.

angie

12:13PM | 02/24/14
Member Since: 02/24/14
2 lifetime posts
my Kenmore side by side refrigerator model# 106.58943803 is leaking water on the floor after the water or ice dispenser is used. I have also noticed a crack on the drip tray but cannot remove it. what can I do.

angie

12:29PM | 02/24/14
Member Since: 02/24/14
2 lifetime posts
my Kenmore side by side refrigerator model#106.58943803,leaks water on the floor after the water or ice dispenser is used. I also noticed that the drip tray is cracked. I tried to remove it but couldn't.

BV004981

05:21PM | 07/14/14
I have the same problem and it sounds like they don't want to reply. I'v been on many web sites and it sounds like its a bad water inlet valve
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