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How to find documentation for Kenmore Refrigerators

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Finding documentation for Kenmore appliances can be challenging at times. If you are lucky, you may locate it in our download section. When searching, try searching with the decimal, without the decimal, removing the decimal and numbers in front of it and replace them with an "*" while also replacing the last few letters with an "*". See Searching for technical documents http://appliantology.org/topic/51337-getting-started-at-appliantology/.

But usually, Kenmore's are a pita to find info. You have to somehow cross reference the model to the manufactures compatible model.

Sometimes if you find the part number for the mainboard or user interface, you can cross reference the part to a model where the documentation is easier to find. Some manufacturers do make it easy. For instance

Frigidaire made Kenmores ... just look it up on Frigidaire's site b2b.Frigidaire.com but you must include the decimal.You will get a tech sheet but to find a full manual, check out my Frigidaire survival kit blog http://appliantology.org/blog/15/entry-748-frigidaire-refrigerator-survival-kit/

LG is also easy.. just use the first five digits after the decimal and look it up on LG's tech assist site. ****(update.. LG tech assist no longer allows us to pull up full manuals,  much less kenmore manuals... you have to try and cross reference the mainboard with an LG model and then you can find a wiring diagram and use the quick refrence feature) ****

Whirlpool made? Good luck with that....

Samsung? . well....

On 5/15/2015 at 6:57 AM, DurhamAppliance said:

look up the model at Searspartsdirect... try to cross reference the mainboard using appliance parts pros (full site) ... but it only brings up other Kenmore models...damn... that means we got to do our own cross-referencing. so let's play Sherlock Holmes....

While we are already looking at it, let's grab a screenshot of the mainboard to compare with other samsung models.

On Sears, you see this fridge is a sxs..

Samsung refrigerator model numbers start with R (Refrigerator)then an S for sxs or f (french door) b (bottom mount) M (four door... maybe it may stand for Multiple door but I call them Mutha@#&fs!)

So far we have RS

If it has a three way valve then the next letter will be a G otherwise a number. So let's check out the machine compartment on the Sears' diagram and we see a 3 way stepper valve ... great! This means there are only a couple of Samsung models to compare boards with.

So far we have RSG

Check my Dropbox or Appliantology's library for models beginning with RSG (use wildcard search "rsg*")

And there are two models...let's look at the fast track for the first one... model RSG257AA .... hmmm.. i dunno.... they look sort of different... well the pictures' orientation are different... color seems off... but examining them closely... counting connectors... ah ha! it's the same board. There you have it cross referenced to an RSG257AA. Elementary, my dear Watson... uh... Bro. Patricio

Now , I did not spend all this time and trouble so I could ask you out on a date. Copy this post for future reference 'cause next time you have a Kenmore - Samsung fridge cross reference manual request and you don't attempt to obtain it yourself first and I have to go through all this again... well, we know how that's gonna turn out... lol

http://appliantology.org/files/file/81-samsung-refrigerator-rsg257aa-fast-track-troubleshooting-manual/

 

Source: Kenmore Refrigerator (Samsung) 401.41003010

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Fantasmagoric info, Brother Durham! Another masterpiece. Mucho domos!

Everyone should put this post in their Evernote so it's always ready to refer to when needed.

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Nice brother! Great info.

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I use Evernote, but I'm unclear on how to save Durham unfo.  

I right click the page put the Evernote doesn't show up.

Thanks

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