All of Sears refrigerators used to be manufactured by Whirlpool. So, the old refrigerator you have is manufactured by Whirlpool. Whirlpool makes excellent refrigerators. But recently, Sears has started selling refrigerato
rs manufactured by Frigidaire. Frigidaire makes junk. They make refrigerators designed to last a year. I don't know when this started but I bought a lower end refrigerator last year and it lasted 6 months and the compressor rusted so it stopped working. That was caused by insufficient coatings on the coils. Poor manufacturing.
I hope Sears wises up and goes back to only Whirlpool manufactured appliances.
You can determine who manufactured the Kenmore appliance by looking at the first 3 digits of the model number.