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Kelvinator cyclic 300 - leaks water at bottom of fridge

There is a small ledge container on the back wall of the fridge which extends across almost the full width and this is full of frozen water. Water now leaks out from botom of fridge. I am presuming the hose that drains this container comes from that ledge container. Also the container on the back of the fridge (on top of the compressor) is totally dry. I am presuming that this is the cycling part of the defrosting process. The fridge seems to work quite well other than that. Any clues? Or can you tell me how the defrost process in these works?

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You need to replace the intake valve. First, check if it's clogged. By cleaning it, it can be fixed.

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Good day,
Gas is not dangerous. But you have a serious problem.
Repair is limited to an epoxy repair, or replacing the coil assembly complete.
A new dryer filter must be brazed in, The system must be vacuumed out, charging ports installed ect,ect,ect.
You can call around to the service companies for a price, but it will be pricey, and you will probably have to take it in.

Not considered to be a practical repair.


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Check if the drain pan heater is operating.

Posted on Sep 12, 2010

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Hi,

Many times a freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong.


If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

Refrigerator Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair

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Posted on Nov 19, 2010

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First ..be sure all things run proper...The coil need to be clean and not frosty or so ...also the fan needs to be working ..cause the main function is to even the temperature and avoid condense..-therefore no ice..
A common mistake people do when it comes about refrigerators...is to set the teperature too lo w..This way you practically force it to freeze up ..than its defrosting function which is supposed to interfere only if needed ..will kick in ..The normal temperature for a refrigerator do not need to be below the freezing point ..(which will be 32F or 0 C ) ..Only the freezer need to go below this point ..and not too much ..but just a few degrees to assure the freezing ..for teh refrigerator ..the normal will be somewhere at the 40 degrees F ..(7 C ) ..This way it will never freeze unless it is a problem with the fan or the freezer is faulty ..

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