What is the trick to getting the water lines off the back of the filter base?
Answer Hello Dave. You press in on the quick release fittings and the water lines pull out of the back of the water filter base.
How do I replace this water base filter for this Kenmore Fridge?
Answer Hello Anthony. The housing mounted in the food compartment along with the light and damper assembly must be removed as well. To remove the Control Housing Assembly, remove the three screws across the front control box and the two screws located in the rear control box. After removing cover over water line on front filter models, remove the screw from the back of the control box. Drop the housing from the unit down to access the lines going into the back of the filter base. Then access the lines coming into the base of the filter head. Press in on the fittings and release the lines from the filter base. Then remove the filter base from the unit. Install the new filter base 240396002 in reverse order.
Water is dripping from where the water filter area. Near the two back screws. I replaced the filter but still leaking. Is it the water filter head and if so can a semi- inexperienced person change it out?
Answer Hello Penny,
The filter head is probably leaking and you should adjust the freezer temperature one number warmer and the fresh food section one number colder to increase air circulation and prevent the new part from leaking. This is not terribly hard but you should take plenty of pictures so if there is any question during re-assembly, you can refer to the pictures for assistance. You could re-post and include an e-mail address so we can send you some informative illustrations pertaining to this repair.