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My kenmore 2535718860 consistently leaks water from the bottom of the refrigerator,upon awakening I have to clean up puddles of water daily. I suspect that it might be the drip pan,if it has one. Can you assist?, will like to address this issue without calling repair people.

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Check the hose under your fridge that drains condensation and such into a catch tray. Make sure the hose is draining properly.

Blow air through the tube to make sure it is not clogged. A coat hanger wire can be inserted to break up clogs. An alternative method is to use a bicycle pump to force air through the drain hole to remove any obstruction. Vacuum dust bunnies from under the fridge to allow free flow of the air. Most refrigerators periodically blow warm air across the condensation tray. The warm air dries the condensation in the tray.

Clogs are usually caused when dust, moisture and micro-organisms get together in the drain tube. Keep the dust vacuumed from the back and bottom of the fridge. Make sure the drain tube is firmly connected at all points. The drain tube can be flushed with chlorine bleach, rubbing alcohol or other anti-bacterial product. Product selection should be consistent with the tubing material.

CAUTION!! Always unplug refrigerator before attempting ANY kind of service and/or moving it!!

  • Use caution with anti-bacterial products. Make sure that any such products cannot flow back into the food compartment.

Things You'll Need
  • Wire hanger
  • Anti-microbial agent such as chlorine bleach, rubbing alcohol or anti-bacterial soap.


Posted on Jul 15, 2010

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  • pete1371 Jul 15, 2010

    Is there a diagram that I can use to identify drain hose or the specific area I will be working on?.Additionally what parts have to be removed in order to get to the hose?. Specs will be most helpful.



    Thanks,



    Peter

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    ikechukwu joshua Jul 15, 2010

    Use this link as a guide (archangelappliancerepair.blogspot.com/2009/06/what-do-you-do-when-you-find-that-your.html).

    Take care.


  • pete1371 Jul 15, 2010

    not helpful. need to see diagram of refrigerator in order to see exactly what it is that I have to do..



    Your response is ambiguos and does not help resolve problem of where it is that I need to work from.



    peter

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