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We have a Kenmore Coldspot fridge that is not very old (4 or 5 years). It is collecting ice in the top middle section that drips water down into the refrigerator. A repair person came and took a blow dryer to dry off whatever the element is back there. He did not replace any parts. We paid him $95 to come to the house. There is no ice in the freezer (we keep it ice-free). Now that it is hot outside, it's doing it again. Do we need a part? thanks, Ruthie

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  • ristich54 Aug 01, 2009

    Is the panel that needs removing on the exterior part of the refrigerator? It would be helpful to be more specific. Thanks. I cannot rate your solution properly until I do the thing you're suggesting, right? right.

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You need about a 9 inch piece of aluminum wire (14-16 guage) about $1.00 from home depot or any hardware store . Remove the rear freezer panel and defrost the drain with a hair dryer . After defrosted , pour a little hot water down the drain to make sure it is clear . Also , use a small hose inserted into the drain hole and blow , to remove any particle blockage . Insert the wire into the drain , using NO force , and wrap the other end of the wire about 1 turn around the calrod heater , to transfer heat into the hole when in the defrost cycle . This will keep the drain clear of ice and let the water go into the drain instead of the refrigerator .

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  • Mike Smith
    Mike Smith Aug 01, 2009

    Inside the freezer section where you keep the food .

  • Mike Smith
    Mike Smith Aug 01, 2009

    Be sure to strip the insulation completely from the wire you use .

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