Ice and Water Front Filter (some models)
NOTE: If you purchased a refrigerator with a Kenmore Ice and Water front filter, please read the following use and
care information. This ice and water filter system filters water to your ice maker and water dispenser. It is located in the
upper right front corner of the fresh food compartment.
Water supply does not need to be turned off, however, do not use ice and water dispenser while installing filter.
The filter cartridge has already been installed in the filter housing at the factory. Refer to the How The Water Dispenser
Works section to properly fill the system with water.
Water conditions vary throughout the world, but changing the water filter every
6 - 9 months normally will ensure the highest possible water quality. The Filter
Status light wilt turn red after approximately 400 gallons of water has flowed
through the ice and water dispenser. Also, if the filter has been in a refrigerator
that has not been in use for awhile (during moving for example), change the filter
before reinstalling the refrigerator. The dispenser system will also operate without
filtration (with filter cartridge removed and bypass installed).
Order new filter cartridges
dealer where you bought the refrigerator,
or contact the Sears PartsDirect at 1-800-
366-PART. It might be good to order some
filter carfridges when you first install your
to ask for the
Kenmore replacement cartridge 46 9911.
Ice and Water
Filter System NGFC 2000 with
100 is tested and cerfified by
recognized and respected,
for profit, certification organization for public
health safety. The Kenmore Filter system is
tested and certified to ANSI/NSF Standards
42 and 53. See performance data sheet for
This system should not be
used on water that is microbiologically
unsafe or with water of unknown quality
unless the water
has been adequately
disinfected before or after traveling through
the filtration system.
_ Rated Capacity - 400 gallons
Rated service flow - .5 GPM
• Maximum Rated Pressure - 100 PSI
• Maximum Operating Temp. - 100° F
It is not necessary to turn the water supply off to change the filter.
Set ice maker wire signal arm to the OFF (up) position (See illustration on
Push the Filter Release Button, located to the right of the filter cartridge,
to release the filter from the housing. To minimize the possibility of the
filter falling out of the housing during removal, it would be best to hold the
filter as it moves out toward you.
Pull the old filter cartridge straight out of the housing.
Discard the old filter.
Remove the new filter cartridge from the packaging and insert into the
filter housing the same way the old one came out.
When the cartridge is almost in, you will feel it stop against the clip assembly
in the back of the housing. The clip assembly holds the filter cartridge
firmly in place. At this point, you will need to push firmly until the cartridge
snaps fully in place. When completely in place, the front of the filter cartridge
wilt be flush with the front of the housing.
Set the ice maker wire signal arm to the ON (down) position.
Fill a glass with water. As you are doing this, check for leaks at the filter
housing. There will be noticabte spurts and sputters as the system pushes
the air out through the system and out the dispenser nozzle. This is normal.
After you have run one glass of water, continue to flush the system for
approximately 3 minutes to assure that the purest water possible is stored
in the water storage tank.