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Water leaks from freezer onto top shelves on my kenmore coldspot model 106.78202890. where can i find a manual to unclog the drain?

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Remove the food and the ice maker from the freezer ( if equiped ) . Remove the rear freezer panel . Using a hair dryer , start in the middle , below the coils , defrosting , until you see the drain hole . Use hot water to help defrost the hole . Once water starts going thru the hole , use a small hose inserted into the hole , and blow thru , to remove any unseen debris in the drain line . Use an ALUMINUM or Copper solid wire , ( a ground wire or fence post tie ) 14-16 guage , with the insulation completely off , and insert one end into the drain hole as far as possible without any force . Wrap the other end about 1 1/2 to 2 turns , around the black rod (defrost heater) , above the hole . When refrig goes into defrost , the heat will transfer from the heater , to the wire , keeping the hole from freezing up again .

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Hi,

There is no manual per say for this unit that would show service procedures. I have put together a generic guide to cleaning a defrost drain and put the link at the bottom of this message. Here is a parts breakdown showing what you will have to take apart to get to the drain.

You will have to take out the bottom shelf 25 then the screws holding 28 in and remove it. Then the screws holding the back panel (16) off.

If you have an ice maker in there that will have to come out. After all this you will see the ice and follow the instructions on the link below. I hope this helps.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4686046-water_leak_from_freezer_ice_freezer


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