Question about KitchenAid KBRS19KTMS Bottom Freezer Refrigerator
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Yes you are right there is a drain tube in the middle of the coils. You need to remove the back panel and you will see the coils of the evaporator (freezer) and right underneath you will see drain tube. Now more then likely it is plugged with ice so take some regular table salt and two or three teaspoons on the top of the tube opening will break it loose and start draining. Take some regular tap water and pour down just to flush the tube and inspect the bottom collection pan under the fridge and see how much water is coming out. Be sure to have unit turned off when you do this cause the fan will run inside the freezer compartment other wise. Hope this helps you. ken
Posted on Jan 11, 2009
Since this model is frost free and u are finding ice in the bottom back the problem may be due to either or both of these:
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
Your evaporator coils frost up in normal use and every eight hours or so the entire unit shuts down and the defrost heater comes on to melt the frost. This cycle last about 20 minutes. The melted frost drips into a drain pan and through a drain tube to the drain tray under the freezer/refrigerator where it's evaporated by the condenser fan.
Your drain tube may be stopped up with ice at the upper end because it drains too slow because it's stopped up at the lower end in the evaporator pan under the unit at the floor. It can get dust and mold in it. Once you get the ice out at the top a little pressure with a turkey baster will usually clear it out. Flushing it out with hot water and clorox may help
Posted on Jul 12, 2009
Although you covered it, it is important that the drain be cleaned and flushed properly. Using only hot water, pour enough into the pan and wait for five minutes or so.
Remove water with a basting tool, and repeat as often as necessary until open.
Never use a heat gun or hair dryer since it can melt the plastic behind the metal pan, and create additional problems.
When done, water should flow freely(not slowly) to the drain pan underneath. If in question the line needs blown out. Service techs use compressed air tanks with a hose or nitrogen tanks with a hose to complete the cleaning process.
If your handicapped in this area, a weak solution of bleach and extremely hot water is a second option.
Kitchenaid is a product of Whirlpool. The metal pan below the coil can build ice up underneath it where it cannot be seen.
Thus, when going thru a defrost cycle, the water drips as it should onto the pan, but the pan remains too cold and refreezes the water.
Unplug the machine, and with a floor fan dry out the freezer compartment for 6 to 8 hours. I know. Ugly time.
Note: One other item that can cause this problem, is the feed tube to the ice maker leaking when filling. It runs down the back wall and causes this situation.
To test, shut off the water supply to the machine for an extended period, but that does not mean to skip any of the steps above.
Very irritating problem, with patience being your most useful tool.
Posted on Dec 11, 2009
Check to be sure your ICE door chute is closed or closing properly! I have encountered many of these units that have had the flap break off the mounting tabs inside the dispenser opening. If the flap appears to be intact, I would next guess that your ice maker timing is allowing the ice maker to over fill and spill water into the ice bucket.
You can confirm this problem by looking at the ice maker and seeing if the ice cubes in it are filled right up to the center bar that drives the cubes out of the mold.
Let me know if you have any more questions!
Posted on Aug 18, 2010
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