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Kenmore Elite Model 75546 bottom freezing up

I have a Kenmore Elite Model 75546 bottom freezer compartment with a problem in developing a build of ice in the bottom under the freezer drawer. I can chip away all of the ice but there appears to be water dripping from somewhere and freezing in the bottom. I can also see some ice drips on the back wall. Once the bottom is full I get a glacier than moves to the front and thaws and spills water out on the floor. Is there an easy fix or time to call a repairman?

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Try a sponge using gloves.Add hot water and continue with the sponge.

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

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SOURCE: dripping water from freezer compartment into refrigerator compartment

Hi, Could I get the model #? The defrost drain is plugged and I can get you through this with the #
Some newer models need an after market drain heat strip added.

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Posted on May 29, 2009

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SOURCE: Water from freezer dripping into fridge freezing and accumulating

Maytag , MZD2752GRW; Water accumulating and is freezing in bottom of the freezer, then runs out the door on to floor.

Posted on Jul 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore elite - Water dripping from freezer to refrigerator

Your refrigerator has a defrost drain blockage behind the evaporator in your your freezer compartment. Some models like yours have leak in the turns as the water leaves the freezer. I recommend that you unplug and remove the cover to the evaporator and check the defrost condensate tray below the evaporator. A wet vacuum cleaner and poring a solution with clorox in the drain will help you clean locate the leak and where the blockage may be downline.. I do have the manual on yours and can help you solve this. Some times this is a factory defect and I can help you solve the freezing drain problem. Let me know, Sea Breeze

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Posted on Jul 01, 2009

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SOURCE: kenmore elite model 106.54606300 side by side

It appears your defrost timer has failed in this instance.

For replacement parts - head on over to PartSelect.com or RepairClinic.com and enter in your full model number for a full parts listing.
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PartSelect has a great schematic database for locating the part on your unit and great "testimonials" for each part that often times includes HOW-TO information.
RepairClinic has pictures of each part they sell and also a great how-to and troubleshooting for basic repairs.


If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.


Anything too complicated or beyond your scope should be handled by a professional.

If you think you want to tackle the repair - and have gotten stuck on a step - reply to your question and I will be glad to help you out.




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Your refrigerator has a defrost drain blockage behind the evaporator in your your freezer compartment. Some models like yours have leak in the turns as the water leaves the freezer. I recommend that you unplug and remove the cover to the evaporator and check the defrost condensate tray below the evaporator. A wet vacuum cleaner and poring a solution with clorox in the drain will help you clean locate the leak and where the blockage may be downline.. I do have the manual on yours and can help you solve this. Some times this is a factory defect and I can help you solve the freezing drain problem. Let me know, Sea Breeze

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