Are the water lines into and out of the filter base the same size?
Answer Richard, Yes, the water tubes from the fill valve to the filter base are the same size (5/16 inch tubes). The tubes from the fill valve to the water tank and dispenser and ice maker are different sizes.
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.