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Water leaking out bottom of refrig/freezer

Water has frozen at the bottom of freezer and water is causing a puddle under the refrigerator/freezer. Is a common problem? What is causing this? How do I fix this? How do I verify which model kenmore I have? Thanks, Problem King

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Re: water leaking out bottom of refrig/freezer

Sounds like maybe two things. Your freezer isn't closing correctly and condensation is forming, bad seal maybe. Other option is you need to clean the pan on the bottom of the fridge. Condensation gathers there and it is normal, but if you alot of crud down there it will cause water to gather. Hope this helps...

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Re: water leaking out bottom of refrig/freezer

Get a better model refridgerator by LG or GE. Kenmore's problems, and lack of support, are relentless.

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