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Water won't evaporate from defrost tray. Fills up and runs on floor

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  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2008

    Water is filling in the trays below my crispers. It gets so full it overflows. I also think the freezer is not as cold as I would like

  • cak913 Mar 25, 2008

    Our Kenmore top mount fridge -has ice build up which then thaws in refrigerator portion causing water to pool under the crisper drawers and on the shelves. We have cleaned the drain hole from freezer part several times but within a couple days it builds up again..

    We even set up a screen like shield in our freezer to keep any packages from obstructing the vents in the back.. but it still continues to have ice/water problems.

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Water drains under crispers, i use a towel to sop it up.+ the drain pan under fridge is bone dry.
help!!!!!!!!

Posted on Dec 07, 2008

  • Barbara Gamble
    Barbara Gamble Dec 07, 2008

    where is the defrost fan located

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The problem is he defrost drain from freezer is blocked and needs cleaning out
dismantle evap cover to get at drain

Posted on Mar 15, 2008

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