Question about Kenmore 18.3 cu. ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator w/Through-the-Door Water Dispenser
For several weeks water is leaking inside the refrigerator. I have moved food items away from vents,etc. and I keep wiping the water up with a cloth.
I had the same thing. And like the above solution I had to thaw everything out and melt the ice in the drain hole. This is about the fourth or fifth time this has had to be done. This last time I put a coat hanger down in the drain(about 4 inches) and hooked it around the heating element. This allows heat to transfer down the hanger and keep the drain clear. So far so good.
Posted on May 19, 2009
This is a common problem with this refrigerator. I think it's a design problem. You have to access the drain from inside the freezer compartment by removing the slide-out shelf and then getting a hex screwdriver to remove the screws on the bottom cover. After removing the screws, you can access the drain which is in the very back in the middle of a metal "trough". It is very hard to access. If it's like mine, you will find a lot of ice on the floor of the freezer compartment. You have to remove the ice and then let the refrigerator sit for a little while until it starts to thaw in the back. I have used a hair dryer and hot water to help thaw it out, but it is a hassle. You can use something like a metal hanger to help clear the drain, but I can warn you, you are in for a long haul. Expect to spend several hours clearing the ice out. My solution? Don't buy a Kenmore.
Posted on Jan 13, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
common issue.....sounds like a drain clog in the freezer compartment above. remove the freezer rear panel and totally defrost the evaporator area, directly under the evap you see( under all taht ice) a small drain hole that has become frozen over, try defrosting with either a hair dryer( not a heat gun too much heat youl melt everything) or by pouring hot water donw the drain until you get a free flow of water down the tube. after its clear reassemble and you should be fine
Posted on Feb 09, 2009
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