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My kenmore elite has a water leak, I have removed power to the unit and it seems the rear drain under the freezer coil is frozen, so as water accumulates, it eventually freezes under the freezer lower shelf tray, and we then see water dripping down into the fridge section thru its vents. I cannot get to the back of the unit, seems to be one piece, any thoughts? I saw remanants of putty where the steel water tray fitted to the drain hole ...

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  • marc590 Nov 15, 2009

    Sears is not helpful, however reading here I've seen that the drian has frozen over, and cleared it this afternoon. As to why, I also have some leads from other posts here.

    Thanks!

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Defrost problem , call sears

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The drain in the freezer behind back lower panel
needs opening. You can see it at the bottom of the back panel
underneath the evaporator coils. (The cold coils)
Run Hot water in the drain until it clears or use a hairdryer.
When the defrost melts the water it goes down the drain
If the drain is clogged with Ice or ? The defrost water
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Run Hot water in the drain until it clears or use a hairdryer.
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Water is leaking into teferagerator, seemingly from the freezer compartment. It is a Kenmore Coldspot model 106.72132101 type 21 TFA.


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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

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The 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.
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I would check the defrost drain inside the freezer. this is real easy to do on this model refrig.
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  • in th back just below the coil cover in the freezer section there is a ledge that will most likely be frozen over remove this ice using a hair dryer or hot water which ever is conveinant for you
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