Question about Kenmore Refrigerators
Ice build up in freezer section and ice shoots out onto floor from door dispensor
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
sounds like you have a clogged defrost drain tube. removing back panel of freezer will give you acess to drain trough, melt away the ice with a hair dryer, youll find a drain hole under there somwhere,pouring boiling water down the drain will clear it pretty quickly( i use a steam machine purchased from the infomercials works awesome, after you clear it and all water drain down tube wrap a piece of solid copper wirearound the heater( black calrod heater right above the drain trough) and stick it in the whole maybe an inch or so. now everythime the heater comes on to defrost it will prevent the hole from freezing over
Posted on Mar 15, 2008
Your problem is possibly one of two things. The ice maker is leaking or the defrost tray behind the rear panel inside freezer back wall is clogged with ice or something else. If you know its not the ice maker unplug the refrigerator and remove the back panel to see if the drain is blocked there, Let me know, Sea Breeze
Posted on May 21, 2009
check for plugged drain at back bottom of freezer if plugged/frozen over defrost and clear with hot water and remove all ice.
Posted on Nov 13, 2009
Testimonial: "Many thanks for your help. The drain was blocked with ice as you suggested. "
I have a Samsung side by side - model RS253BAWW.
Water was leaking onto floor from main refrigerator, not freezer. It was determined to be a blocked defrost drain.
The repair technician removed the trays and food from fridge, remove the screws from the panel at back, disconnected everything and remove panel.
The stainless tray at bottom of fridge as well as panel itself had solid ice blockage.
He placed panel in sink and used something similar to a blow dryer with narrow hose on it to defrost both the panel and drain in fridge. Took him maybe 15 minutes and charged $99 total for the visit.
In future I will do this myself now that I know how but thought it may be useful information to others who are having similar problems.
Posted on Sep 08, 2010
Remove the back panal in the freezer compatment to reveal the evaporator. You will notice the drain pan frozen up with ice. pour hot water on it or blow hot air with a hair drier. If the fridge is turned off the ice will melt and clear the drain hole. When the ice is cleared the water will be alowed to flow out to the evaporating pan under the fridge. Be sure that the water runs freely out of the fridge and allow a few hours to dry. Good luck. Be careful not to damage the evaporating coils.
Posted on Dec 08, 2010
Testimonial: "allready tried that, still have same problem"
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