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Water pooling inside fridge

The fridge in our office lunchroom has been working well.. however, every month when i go to clean it out, there is a pretty large amount of water under the bottom foods drawer. I've messed with the temperature settings, the only result being the puddle of water was frozen when I turned the temp way up. I'm not completely sure of the model.. it is a Kenmore side by side with ice maker/water dispenser.. it says "frostless 25" on the door. It is also VERY full most of the time, and the seals around the door look a little worn. Thanks!

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Re: Water pooling inside fridge

Pull the ref out. remove panel at the bottom on the back of the ref. the water valve has two solenoids on it. one for the i.m. and one for the cold water. unplug one solenoid. does the water dispenser still work? yes: you've unplugged the wrong one no: you're good to go.

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Re: Water pooling inside fridge

Check if there is a drain hole in middle of gulley at back of fridge. this is probably blocked. push something flexible down hole and check water drains freely by pouring a small jug of water in gully

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