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Freezer icing over at bottom and leaking onto floor

I have a kenmore series 55771 side by side frost free refrigerator. lately we have been getting puddles on the floor in front of the freezer door. when we look inside the freezer compartment, the bottom of the freezer has a sheet of ice on it. it looks like the freezer is defrosting, then puddling to the point where it comes over the lip on the bottom of the freezer, drips under the gasket and out onto the floor. there's a hole on the bottom of the freezer compartment at the back that looks like a drain. we thought this might be plugged, so we pushed a hangar wire into it to see if we could clear it out. the wire goes into the hole 34 inches, then hits ice or some other obstacle and stops. an ideas/suggestions????? your help is greatly appreciated. thanks, steve

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  • sfineassoc May 23, 2009

    hi vic--the rear panel inside the freezer, or the panel on the back of the refrigerator?
    thanks for responding.
    steve


  • sfineassoc May 23, 2009

    thanks, vic!

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Hi, You will need to remove the rear panel in the freezer and then remove the ice build up in the drain pan. The drain hole will have ice down in it.Make sure all the ice is gone and then flush the drain hole out with hot water (a basting serenge works great)
This should take care of your water problem.
If I can assist you further, please let me know and please rate me response so that other as well as my self will know how I am doing.

Thanks
Vic

Posted on May 23, 2009

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    Victor May 23, 2009

    Steve, The rear panel inside the freeze. The ice is build up more behind it.
    Vic


  • Victor
    Victor May 23, 2009

    You are welcome
    Good luck and have a great weekend!


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