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Drain pan over flowing

Kenmore model 59597990 The drain pan under the refrigerator is overflowing. What is the cause? (Ice maker is turned off.)

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The rubber seal on the water filter is bad . Replace the filter in the bottom kick plate . When the filter goes bad , water will drip into the drain pan , causing it to overflow .

Posted on May 12, 2010

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    Mike Smith May 12, 2010

    There is NO heater in the drain pan .

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Hello

There should be a heating element in the pan to steam off the water in the pan.

Possible the element is bad and not working,check to see if its hot.

BE Carefull these elements will burn you.

Posted on May 12, 2010

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