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Kenmore Refrigerator Leaking Water

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The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Refrigerator leaking water are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Refrigerator leaking water

Cause 1Clogged or Freezing Defrost Drain

If the defrost drain is frozen, the water will overflow the drain trough and drip down to the bottom of the compartment. This water can eventually leak onto the floor. Check the defrost drain to determine if it is clogged or frozen. If the defrost drain is frozen, thaw the ice. In addition, flush the drain with hot water to ensure that it is clear of debris.

Cause 2Water Tank Assembly

Inspect the water tank assembly for any leaks. Be aware that the leak may be very small and hard to find. If you discover a leak, replace the water tank. Do not attempt to repair the water tank—glue will not stick properly to the plastic of the tank.

Parts
Water Tank Assembly for your KenmoreRefrigerator
Water Tank Assembly - Part # 224974 Mfg Part # R0181175

Water reservoir with tubing and couplers

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Cause 3Water Inlet Valve

The water inlet valve opens to supply water to the dispenser and icemaker. If the water inlet valve is cracked or has a loose fitting, water will leak from the valve. Inspect the water inlet valve for cracks, and make sure that it is tightly secured to the water supply line.

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Parts
Water Inlet Valve for your KenmoreRefrigerator
Water Inlet Valve - Part # 792907 Mfg Part # WP12544001

Dual water inlet valve, primary (before water filter). Replaces problematic plastic “Y” connector. Includes instructions

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Cause 4Water Inlet Valve

The water inlet valve opens to supply water to the dispenser and icemaker. If the water inlet valve is cracked or has a loose fitting, water will leak from the valve. Inspect the water inlet valve for cracks, and make sure that it is tightly secured to the water supply line.

Part Testing
Parts
Water Inlet Valve for your KenmoreRefrigerator
Water Inlet Valve - Part # 792908 Mfg Part # WP12544101

Water inlet valve for icemaker/water filter, secondary (after water filter). NOTE:This is not the primary water inlet valve.

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Cause 5Water Filter

The water filter might be not fitted properly on the filter housing. If the water filter is not fitted properly, water may leak from the filter. Remove and reinstall the filter to ensure that it is fitted properly.

Parts
Water Filter for your KenmoreRefrigerator
Water Filter - Part # 587699 Mfg Part # 4392949

Universal in-line water filter kit

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Cause 6Water Filter

The water filter might be not fitted properly on the filter housing. If the water filter is not fitted properly, water may leak from the filter. Remove and reinstall the filter to ensure that it is fitted properly.

Parts
Water Filter for your KenmoreRefrigerator
Water Filter - Part # 1373049 Mfg Part # WF401S

Amana water filter reduces the contaminants found in household water including lead and asbestos and improves the taste and quality of drinking water and ice. Replace filter every 6 months for optimal performance.

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