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I own a KIC refrigerator/freezer. Water keeps collecting at the bottomof the fridge section. I think the drain at the back must be blocked. What is the best way to clear the drain?

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The drain can be cleared by probing it with a thin rod such as a chopstick.

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Water is collecting on the top shelf & in the bottom of the refrigerator. Water is clear. Water at bottom will partially freeze. Cleaned the coils & made sure all vents were unblocked. Problem...


if you have water leaking down from the freezer into the fridge you have a blocked drain in the freezer,if you pulled off the back inside wall of the freezer and melted the ice off of the coil you should have noticed that the water wasn't draining down the drain hole under the coil.pull off the back inside wall of the freezer,look under the coil and you'll see a drain hole,when the freezer defrosts the ice melts and goes into the drain hole and down into the pan at the bottom of the fridge where the compressor is and it evaporates,your drain is blocked and the water is draining into the fridge section.unplug it,melt out any ice with a hair dryer,now you have to clear the drain line,i use a steemer to do this,it blows steem down into the drain and cleans it out in no time but if you don't have a steemer you need something that will push air down into the hole like a turkey baster or even a shop vac,pull off the hose and stick it into the other hole and then you can blow through the drain line with it,when you think the line is clear pour hot water into the hole,if it drains through your done,if not keep hitting it,also if you open the fridge door and with the hair dryer heat up the middle ceiling in the back,that's also part of the drain,in the middle of the ceiling and back wall where they meet,heat it up for around 5 minutes and then try the water,it will clear out,it could take around an hour or so to do it.

Jul 08, 2011 | Kenmore Top Freezer Refrigerator

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When the freezer defrosts,water drips into the refrigerator. I assume a tube is disconnected. How do I get to the area between the freezer section and refrigerator section to look at it.


sounds like the defrost drain line is blocked,what is the model number?is it a top mount freezer on top?if so remove the back inside wall of the freezer,unplug the fridge or if you have the tech sheet usually found on the bottom kick plate it will tell you how to put the machine into defrost,this will help melt out the ice,when you remove the back wall melt out the ice with a hair dryer,next you have to clean out whatever is blocked in the drain,below the evap coil you'll see a hole,that's the drain,i use a steamer to blow through the drain,this works the best,you can try a turkey baster or anything that will blow through the line,when you think the line is clear,pour hot water down the drain,if it drains through you're done,if not keep at it until water will drain through.

Mar 20, 2011 | GE Refrigerators

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Refrigerator isn't cold enough, but the freezer is fine. Model number is PSS26MSWASS, Serial number is GM439772, I turned up the temp for the Refrigerator, but its not that cold.


This problem is related to defrost.The defrost cycle is not running as it should be. The other possibility can be ice blockage in the ventilations.The defrost is not working,.The evaporator coil in the inner section of freezer is got blocked by ice .
Try manual defrost reset procedure: ----
First unplug the unit from main power outlet. Then empty whole unit completely. Then keep both the doors open. Wait for 24 hours. All the ice collected on the coils and in the freezer section will get melted. Clean the water from the sections. Then Connect the power cord of the unit to main power outlet after 24 hours/.Then set the temperature to normal in both fridge and freezer section. It will take near to 4 hours to get run in its proper cooling cycle. Then check, if the problem returns again. If the same problem occurs then it's defrost problem. The defrost board and the defrost thermostat/heater is not functioning properly and it has to be checked and replaced.
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Check the damper if there is too much water collected in the damper then press the damper and remove the water collected in it. The procedure of this unit is as follows: --- The compressor starts then it cools the freezer section. When the freezer reaches its cooling level the defrost cycle starts functioning. In this cycle the fan in the freezer section starts running and the cool air in the freezer section is passed to the refrigerator section and the refrigerator section gets cold. The air from freezer to refrigerator passes from the section, in that section the damper is located. Now this problem which you mentioned. In this problem the freezer works but no cooling in fridge, this happens if the thermostat is not functioning or the heater is not heating. Then the ice starts getting collected on the evaporator coil. The evaporator coil is at the internal section of freezer. If too much ice gets
collected then this ice blocks the fan in the freezer section from functioning and this blocks the damper section with ice getting collected there. This all procedure is controlled by the main defrost board of the unit. Now if the damper is not got blocked with too much water or if the ice is not got collected on the damper area then check the evaporator coils. If there is too much ice got collected on the coils, then takes a hair dryer and melt the collected ice. Then see if the problem returns again. But if there is little bit ice collected on the coils and fan is running properly then it's not a problem. In that case main defrost board is faulty and it has to be replaced. The main defrost board is working but its not controlling the functions as required so the freezer works but fridge section not getting cold..
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You can get required parts from sears part direct online site or from repairclinic.com site.
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This will help. Thanks. Helpmech.

Mar 01, 2011 | GE Profile 25.6 Cu. Ft. Side-by-Side...

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On the kenmore 363.59522996 side by side the freezer is working good but the fridge will not cool and looking for the cause??


This problem is related to defrost.The defrost cycle is not running as it should be. The other possibility can be ice blockage in the ventilations.

The defrost is not working,.The evaporator coil in the inner section of freezer is got blocked by ice .

Try manual defrost reset procedure: ----

First unplug the unit from main power outlet. Then empty whole unit completely. Then keep both the doors open. Wait for 24 hours. All the ice collected on the coils and in the freezer section will get melted. Clean the water from the sections. Then Connect the power cord of the unit to main power outlet after 24 hours/.Then set the temperature to normal in both fridge and freezer section. It will take near to 4 hours to get run in its proper cooling cycle. Then check, if the problem returns again. If the same problem occurs then it's defrost problem. The defrost board and the defrost thermostat/heater is not functioning properly and it has to be checked and replaced.

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Check the damper if there is too much water collected in the damper then press the damper and remove the water collected in it. The procedure of this unit is as follows: --- The compressor starts then it cools the freezer section. When the freezer reaches its cooling level the defrost cycle starts functioning. In this cycle the fan in the freezer section starts running and the cool air in the freezer section is passed to the refrigerator section and the refrigerator section gets cold. The air from freezer to refrigerator passes from the section, in that section the damper is located. Now this problem which you mentioned. In this problem the freezer works but no cooling in fridge, this happens if the thermostat is not functioning or the heater is not heating. Then the ice starts getting collected on the evaporator coil. The evaporator coil is at the internal section of freezer. If too much ice gets

collected then this ice blocks the fan in the freezer section from functioning and this blocks the damper section with ice getting collected there. This all procedure is controlled by the main defrost board of the unit. Now if the damper is not got blocked with too much water or if the ice is not got collected on the damper area then check the evaporator coils. If there is too much ice got collected on the coils, then takes a hair dryer and melt the collected ice. Then see if the problem returns again. But if there is little bit ice collected on the coils and fan is running properly then it's not a problem. In that case main defrost board is faulty and it has to be replaced. The main defrost board is working but its not controlling the functions as required so the freezer works but fridge section not getting cold..

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You can get required parts from sears part direct online site or from repairclinic.com site.

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This will help. Thanks. Helpmech.

Feb 25, 2011 | Kenmore 53642 / 53644 Side by Side...

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Fridge is not cooling well. Freezer is fine


This problem is related to defrost.The defrost cycle is not running as it should be. The other possibility can be ice blockage in the ventilations.

The defrost is not working,.The evaporator coil in the inner section of freezer is got blocked by ice .

Try manual defrost reset procedure: ----

First unplug the unit from main power outlet. Then empty whole unit completely. Then keep both the doors open. Wait for 24 hours. All the ice collected on the coils and in the freezer section will get melted. Clean the water from the sections. Then Connect the power cord of the unit to main power outlet after 24 hours/.Then set the temperature to normal in both fridge and freezer section. It will take near to 4 hours to get run in its proper cooling cycle. Then check, if the problem returns again. If the same problem occurs then it's defrost problem. The defrost board and the defrost thermostat/heater is not functioning properly and it has to be checked and replaced.

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Check the damper if there is too much water collected in the damper then press the damper and remove the water collected in it. The procedure of this unit is as follows: --- The compressor starts then it cools the freezer section. When the freezer reaches its cooling level the defrost cycle starts functioning. In this cycle the fan in the freezer section starts running and the cool air in the freezer section is passed to the refrigerator section and the refrigerator section gets cold. The air from freezer to refrigerator passes from the section, in that section the damper is located. Now this problem which you mentioned. In this problem the freezer works but no cooling in fridge, this happens if the thermostat is not functioning or the heater is not heating. Then the ice starts getting collected on the evaporator coil. The evaporator coil is at the internal section of freezer. If too much ice gets

collected then this ice blocks the fan in the freezer section from functioning and this blocks the damper section with ice getting collected there. This all procedure is controlled by the main defrost board of the unit. Now if the damper is not got blocked with too much water or if the ice is not got collected on the damper area then check the evaporator coils. If there is too much ice got collected on the coils, then takes a hair dryer and melt the collected ice. Then see if the problem returns again. But if there is little bit ice collected on the coils and fan is running properly then it's not a problem. In that case main defrost board is faulty and it has to be replaced. The main defrost board is working but its not controlling the functions as required so the freezer works but fridge section not getting cold..

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You can get required parts from sears part direct online site or from repairclinic.com site.

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This will help. Thanks. Helpmech.

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G.E. Bottom freezer evap drain keeps freezing up and ice build up stops fan so no cooling in fridge compartment. How can this be solved?


When the freezer section gets cold and reaches its required cooling temperature, after that the frost on freezer section starts defrosting and the cooling fan in the freezer section blows this cool air from freezer to fridge. But if the defrost cycle does not start then over ice will get collected on freezer ventilations and that will block the air passing section from freezer to fridge, so the freezer gets cool but fridge section does not cool.Its defrost problem. Try manual defrost by unplugging the refrigerator from main power outlet for 24 hours then reconnect it and check, if the same problem is noticed again,. If yes then its defrost board problem. The defrost board located in the back of fridge section. You can get required parts from www.repairclinic.com or from online sears part site. ------------- Thank you.

Feb 22, 2011 | Refrigerators

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NEFF K4663 fridge. the freezer works ok but refrigerator space does not go below 9deg C even at highest setting. have defrosted and water drain is clear.


The defrost board is not functioning properly.;

When the freezer section gets cold and reaches its required cooling temperature, after that the frost on freezer section starts defrosting and the cooling fan in the freezer section blows this cool air from freezer to fridge. But if the defrost cycle does not start then over ice will get collected on freezer ventilations and that will block the air passing section from freezer to fridge, so the freezer gets cool but fridge section does not cool.Try manual defrost by unplugging the refrigerator from main power outlet for 4 hours then reconnect it and check, if the same problem is noticed again,. If yes then its defrost board problem. The defrost board located in the back of fridge section. You can get required parts from www.repairclinic.com or from online sears part site. ------------- Thank you.

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Water is collecting in the refridgerator


defrost drain under coils in freezer is blocked or frozen with ice down in defrost hole. defrost hole with hairdryer but be careful not to melt the plastic.

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Hello help People, Water is dripping very slowly from the back of the fridge ceiling seemingly coming from the drain in the freezer? We cleaned out both the freezer and fridge and allowed for some...


maybe the drain is blocked further along - at the rear of the fridge. Sometimes there is a small bend or elbow in the drainage system that blocks.Check the outlet to see if water is actually coming out at all.

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