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Ice keeps building up at the bottom of the bottom freezer compartment. Where is the drain located on a Kitchenaid kbrs19ktms? Thanks

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SOURCE: ice build up under rolling tray in freezer

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

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SOURCE: freezer is not cold and ice is building up on the bottom back

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:

  • Low refrigerant coolant gas(freon/CF4)
  • The fan & heater *** blower assembly could have malfunctioned. To check put ur hand near the outlet of the bower outlet to feel if the fan is operational.
This may be the first things to check and post ur reply as comment for us to help find the exact problem..........................sodeep

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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SOURCE: water leaking/freezing in bottom of freezer


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

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SOURCE: Freezer repeatedly accumulates ice on the bottom.

Good day,
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.
Solution.
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.
Jack.

Posted on Dec 11, 2009

mrbobfixit
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SOURCE: I have what appears to be a water leak of some

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!
Thanks, BOB

Posted on Aug 18, 2010

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Good day,
It's become a common problem on newer machines with less frequent defrost cycles and for a shorter period of time.
The following clip, as you scroll down will see the most exotic procedure. You may not have to go that far.
Using a length of #14 bare copper wire, and wrapping it around the heater and inserting it into the drain hole will usually work. You will need to remove the heater to perform this process properly, and I prefer to wrap the copper close together, each wrap touching the last one. Your call.

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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

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