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Why does the water filter leak into the fridge (Kenmore 253-52642363) when my ice machine fills up?

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  • Erin Dunn Sep 24, 2009

    no, I dont think so. The water runs through the water filter in the fridge. At one time someone told us it was a problem with the O-rings being worn out and we replaced those. it POURS into the fridge the ice machine is working fine as far as making the ice, dumping them and kicking them out when we need some...
    We had the filters when we first purchased the fridge and it started. Now we have the filter plug

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Your evaporator coils frost up in normal use and every eight hours or so the entire unit shuts down and the defrost heater comes on to melt the frost. This cycle last about 20 minutes. The melted frost drips into a drain pan and through a drain tube to the drain tray under the freezer/refrigerator where it's evaporated by the condenser fan.
Your drain tube may be stopped up with ice at the upper end because it drains too slow because it's stopped up at the lower end in the evaporator pan under the unit at the floor. It can get dust and mold in it. Once you get the ice out at the top a little pressure with a turkey baster will usually clear it out. Flushing it out with hot water and clorox may help.
Make sure it drains quick enough to prevent refreezing. . The drain should be located below the evaporator coils on the lower back of the freezer.

Posted on Sep 24, 2009

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