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Water dripping from top of fridge (coil housing?) under freezer.

I don't know if our fridge is a 64802. It's a Kenmore Coldspot Model # 106.72102100, type C21TFA95, MFG-04/02. The fridge constantly has water on the shelves and it pools down under the drawers. I see frost on the ceiling of the fridge and under the freezer (but not in the freezer). There are some coils there and frost all over the housing. Is the solution as simple as defrosting? I think if I do that, the problem will just re-occur after the defrost. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Skull

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  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2008

    We have the same problem we defrosted the fridge twice and had a repairman come as well... we are buying a new fridge . I have to leave a container in our fridge to catch the dripping water. Good luck Jim

  • faclead Jan 10, 2008

    Water was intermittently dripping from the top of the refrigerator compartment. I removed the bottom and back covers in the freezer and discovered the drip pan for the automatic defroster was full of ice. Any additional water from the defrost cycle was unable to drain off so it dripped into the refrigerator. I melted the ice with a blow dryer then poured hot water through the drain tube into the pan underneath. That was three months ago and the problem is happening again.

  • almond joy Sep 29, 2008

    Water collecting inside refrigerator from inside top of fridge/freezer/drip tray

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I HAD LEFT THE DOOR AJAR ON MY KENMORE DPOUBLE DOOR WITH TOP FREEZER AND IT FROZE UP NOT ALLOWING THE WATER FROM THE NORMAL AUTOMATIC DEFROSTING PROCESS TO GO DOWN THROUGH ITS NORMAL DRAIN. THE ACCUMULATED WATER THEN DRIPPED INTO THE REFRIGERATOR UNDER THE FREEZER AND HAD TO BE SOAKED UP DAILY. THE SOLUTION--I REMOVED THE ADJUSTABLE
THATBOTTOM PLATE HAD AN UPWARD CURVED PORTION AT THE REAR. WHEN RE-MOVED, YOU COULD SEE FROZEN ICE ACROSS THE BACK UNDER THE VERTICAL COVER THAT COVERS COILS(?).
IN THE FAR BACK BOTTOM THERE WAS A FULL LENGTH, APPROX 1 1/2" WIDE DRAIN AREA WITH A HOLE IN THE CENTER THAT WAS PLUGGED WITH ICE.THAT WAS PREVENTING THE NORMAL DRAINING PROCESS.
A HAIR DRYER AND ABOUT 15 MINUTES MELTED THE PLUG, I THEN POURED A GLASS OF HOT WATER INTO THE HOLE AND IT DRAINED RIGHT DOWN LIKE IT SHOULD.
I HAD THE SAME FREEZE UP & DRIPPING PROBLEM A COUPLE YEARS AGO AND IT COST ME $100 FOR A SERVICE MAN TO FIX IT BUT IT'S REALLY A SIMPLE PROCESS TO FIX.

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It could well just need defrosting. It does sound as though the coil in the freezer section is frozen. If you try defrosting it and the problem disappears then you have at least found a temporary solution. If it does rectify it I would closely monitor the cabinet for a couple of weeks to check for a reoccurrence. If it does reoccur then I would suggest contacting a fridge guy so that he can check the defrost circuit. The reason we normally suggest to defrost is incase a door was left ajar and the coil froze up because of this. I hope this is of some help and you seem to be on the right track.

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