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Water leaking from top mount freezer

I have a Kenmore refrigerator
Model T21NKXGW02
Serial EJ5115964
Type CZ1TFA99
made 12-99

It has been leaking water from the freezer which is top mount into the rear of the refrigerator and running down in to the crisper area, I have the controls set at mid range I have tried going warmer or cooler but nothing seems to help no mater what. What can I do a bout this cause the refrigerator still works great?

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  • josh_bebeau May 13, 2009

    How hard is it to complete such a task, would I be better off hiring a repair man and roughly how much do you thik that would cost

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Hi, This is very common for this brand. UNPLUG the refrigerator. You need to remove the bottom and rear panel in the freezer. You should see an ice build up. remove the ice with a hair dryer preferred. Then with warm/hot water, remove the ice built up in the drain hole located below the evaporator coils. You will need to put on an after market drain heat transfer strip kit to keep tjis from reaccuring. I can get the part# for you if this what you find wrong. Please let me knwo if I can assist you fyrther.

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Vic

Posted on May 13, 2009

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    Victor May 13, 2009

    It is very easy. Take you about 45 minutes. Once you get it all cleaned out, the kit comes with instructions. The transfer strip wraps around the defrost heater and has one screw to hold it in place. All you need is a 1/4" nut driver or socket, and flat blade to help losen some of the ice. Really, it is fairly simple.

    I wil help you through it as much as possible.

    Vic

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