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Water freezing in the bottom of the freezer

I have a Kenmore 106.54616300 and the water freezes at the bottom of the freezer. I've chipped it away, and also cleared the drain so that water can flow, but the problem just reappears.

I assume the water buildup is from the defrost cycle, but I'm not clear on how this drain is supposed to stay clear. Is there supposed to be a heated wire that goes in the drain, or is this a practical home made solution?

I also have 2 other issues that I don't know if they are related -
1) the water from the water dispenser has a funny taste to it - almost moldy.
2) The freezer can be set to -5 to 5 degrees F. No matter what temp we set it to, the freezer is colder than we'd like, somewhere closer to -10 degrees.

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  • david_m_gray Aug 02, 2009

    I've tested the temp in the freezer again, and it appears to be about -10 degrees F. I think the problem might be with the freezer being too cold. Is there a part that controls this that might be easily replaced?

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Side by side fridge? Use a turkey baster and HOT water to make sure drain is clear. Jetting hot water may unclog drain. Drain has a loop in it under fridge. check to see if water flows through drain. You may need to install a drain heater which connects to defrost heater circuit. If so, suggest that you have a tech correctly diagnose problem. Algea can build up in rubber drain under fridge, so a LITTLE bleach poured into drain will help kill it. Use a tablespoon of bleach.

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