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Black fluid leaking from 1 yr old Kenmore refrigerator from front left corner around wheel. No smell but very sticky.

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Perhaps your defrost drain is stopped up either in the freezer drain trough or further along is the drain system. Start by removing everything in the freezer and removing the panel that covers the evaperator coil to see if the drain trough under the coil is blocked with ice, if it is clear the ice and make sure the drain is clear to the pan under the box by running hot water with bleach thru the line. It could also be blocked in the area in the food compartment right under the freezer area, where the drain line drains into.

  • Find the defrost drain. The defrost drain should be a round hole or hose running along the floor of the freezer. Depending on your make and model of refrigerator the defrost drain could also be located at the bottom back of the freezer. You may have to remove the evaporator cover to gain access to it. If you still cannot locate the drain hole, consult the manual that came with your refrigerator.
  • Remove debris. Once you have found the defrost drain remove any debris such as ice or mold that has accumulated in the drain hole. A pipe cleaner or wire pushed inside the drain hole can help to remove debris.
  • Flush it out. The easiest way to flush out the drain is to use a turkey baster. Fill the turkey baster with hot water and blast it into the hose. This will force out anything that is clogging the hose.
Hope this make you better...Thanks for Contacting FixYa...

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I would check the defrost drain inside the freezer. this is real easy to do on this model refrig.
  • remove bottom basket (if it isnt frozen in place) and the shelf above it.
  • 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
  • you should uncover a drain hole flush this drain with hot water I use a turkey baster or large syringe to forcefully push water thru to clear anything in the drain
  • put it back together and you should be good to go
when ever the unit goes into defrost (which is about twice a day) the water runs over the ledge and then out of the door by the hinge puddling up next to the wheel. this unit has a hard fiberglass drain pan that is built in and unless it has been dropped i cant imagine the drain pan being damaged.
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