I have a Kenmore Coldspot that every 3 or 4 months I will find thebottom of the freezer is totally filled with ice due to the drain tubebeing frozen. The drain tube only freezes within the first inch of thetube. I simply add hot water until it melts then it flows freely. 3or 4 months later I'll find water dripping into the lower refrigeratorbecause the ice has built back up. I have no problem with frost buildup. It almost seems as if the defrost gets hot enough to keep thecoils ice free, but not enough to keep the water from turning to ice inthe catch tray. Could the defrost heater be bad, or the defrost timer?
Probably the easiest fix for this is install a drain probe to transfer heat from the defrost heater into the drain hole to prevent ice build up. take a peice of 10 or 12 guage solid copper wire and wrap one end around the defrost heater pretty tight and put the other end down in the drain line 2-4 inches.
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That water is from the melting frost of the automatic defrost cycle. Their is drain in the freezer behind the back wall under the evaperator coil that is blocked, so instead of defrost water draining it's pooling in the freezer or in some case espically on models with the freezer on the top,the water is leaking from the freezer vents into the fresh food compartment. The way to clear the drain is remove back plate and remove all ice build up and GENTLY make a small hole in drain through then totally flush w/warm water. The exact location of drain is under the coil behind back freezer plate in the center
I have a Kenmore Coldspot Model #69207990 and have the same problem. Water from the freezer drains into the refridgerator onto the shelves and sheets of ice form. A repairman pointed out that the tube leading down from the freezer onto the drain pan was frozen. By pouring hot water down the tube, he reopened this drain line. Problem solved for six months and the drain line froze again. My question is how to stop this drain line from freezing up again.
The defrost drain hole is plugged.
The drain is located in the back of the freezer at the bottom of the drain trough.
Remove the back panel if you are handy.
Or call a service tech.
After dethawing the the ice covering the defrost drain
poor hot water down the drain hole and wait a few minutes for the ice to melt in the drain tube.
If after 10min. the water does not drain or is real slow
you use a shop vac. to clear the debris from the drain line or air compressor to blow it out.
If the unit freezes up again call for service.
The defrost heater is proabally out of spec. or the drain heater(If the unit has one) is defective.
Hi, The defrost drain behind the rear freezer panel is plugged. Remove the rear panel and clear the ice away from the drain. Then you will need to flush the drain hole with hot water to make sure it is open. Some models require an after market drain heat kit. Please get me your model # and I can look this up to let you know if you need that heat kit.
I have a Kenmore Coldspot Model 70262990. When I get wet shelves (water, not just condensation), I was able to trace my source to the cold air vent from the freezer. In my case, the water melts from the evaporator and collects in the rear lower section of the freezer. It is "supposed" to go down the drain tube. However I had the drain hole freeze over. Then additional water from the defrost cycle would accumulate in the freezer floor (under the plastic floor) and eventually find its way down the cold air vent between the freezer and refrigerator section. You'll need to unplug the unit, take the plastic floor out of the freezer, remove the evaporator panel to access the defrost drain, melt the frozen water (hair drier works nice), and remove all the water (towel/sponge & bucket). Make sure the drain is not frozen and not blocked. Then put it back together and plug it in. Does anyone know how to stop the drain tube from freezing over? Good luck.
first of all the noise is the internal compressor motor hitting the steel shell on shut down. in my experience this is annoying and not really a huge concern as far as the compressor dying any time soon. now your drain problem. i would recomend the wire or heat probe that whirlpool recomends. when your freezer defrosts the water that drips off of the coil can and will flash freeze in the drain area causing it to freeze up a peice of 10 or 12 guage solid copper wire run into the drain and wrapped around your def heater will transfer enough heat into the drain hole to prevent it from freezing up.
fwiw: whirlpool in my opinion is probably one of the best appliances on the market..