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Ice dispenser on fridge has brown gunk on it

Hi,

The Kenmore fridge here at work has filtered water & ice dispensers on outside door. The chute that the ice comes down from is starting to have a brown type of "gunk" (deposit) on it in streaks. What is it and how can we clean it? I've heard it's oxidation and it's harmless but it does not look harmless. It looks disgusting.

(Kenmore Coldspot/model 10658524700 & serial HRU4351732)

Thanks for your help.
MC

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It is probably your defrost cycle causing this. Obviously if you shut the water line off then it is not coming from there so there is only 1 other place it could be. Every 8, 10, or 12 hours depending on you defrost timer the refrigerator will defrost itself.......the frost melts into water and drains into a pan under the fridge. If the drain is plugged then it will just run into the refrigerator. If you have a freezer on top model then just remove the back wall inside the freezer, it will be a few 1/4 inch screws....If you have an icemaker then remove that too, it will be held on with 3 screws. Just look behind that wall and you will probably see ice at the bottom.....defrost the ice and pour a cup or 2 of water into the drain to make sure it is unclogged. If it is still plugged up then you have to find the clog....either in the back of the fridge behind the lower cover or in the refrig compartment near the back of the roof.

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