Kenmore/Sears Informative - Seasonal operation of refrigerator/water filter/ice maker
MASSACHUSETTS -- When I redid the kitchen at our Cape Cod summer home last year (2008), we installed Sears Elite appliances because on the Cape, getting service for other upscale major brands can be difficult.
No one at Sears explained to me that the icemaker/water filtration system in the refrigerator is really not appropriate for seasonal use, bec. it must be professionally drained each fall if the house will not be heated over the winter. It is impossible for a homeowner to drain the system. And the Sears service representative informed me that they will NOT perform the service, either. My plumber refused to drain the system because it is difficult and time consuming and sometimes the system still freezes and cracks the plastic components within the icemaker and filter system.
I returned to the Cape this spring to a leaking water filter, no ice making, and a bill for $270 to repair the water filtration system, and it is not covered by the warranty.