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Water dripping from freezer when defrost kicks on.

Inside refrigerator, I believe when the defroster kicks on, water will drip from the roof of refrigerator/floor of freezer. The water will often freeze on the top shelf but sometimes works its way all the way down to vegetable crisper. I believe it is from the defrost unit as it does not do it all the time - but I really don't know. I have a 9 year old Kenmore Refrig. with no ice maker.

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  • kingjay913 Feb 21, 2009

    Opened up the bottom of freezer and there was all ice. Broke most of the ice and then use a hair dryer on the rest of it. The plug was completely invisible under the ice. Once found, I used boiling water in a turkey baster to squirt into the plug. After several applications, the water flowed out. So far so good. Now I have to just wait and hope. But I am curious as to what caused the initial clog in the plug in the first place. If is was ice, why did the water freeze? Will post further in a few weeks and let you know how its going. Thanks.



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You probably have a plugged drain in the freezer compartment. Open that up and check it. Hope this helps!

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