How to Troubleshoot Resetting the Display on a Kenmore Elite Refrigerator

Most Kenmore Elite refrigerators with an ice dispenser and water fountain built into the freezer door have a display that provides information regarding the fresh food and freezer compartment such as the internal temperature. Depending on the model of your refrigerator, the display may be simple, or a full-color graphic display. Like all electronics, the display can freeze, making it and the dispenser unresponsive to user input. In this instance, you must reset the refrigerator to reset the display.

Step 1

Locate the refrigerator breaker in your service panel. Alternatively, pull the refrigerator away from the wall so that the power cord is accessible.

Step 2

Turn off the refrigerator breaker, or unplug the power cord. Allow the power to remain off for at least one minute, which resets the refrigerator.

Step 3

Restore power to the refrigerator to complete the reset.