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We are getting an accumulation of water in our top mount kenmore elite refrigerator. It seems to be dripping from the freezer. It is accuulating (and freezing) on the top shelf, and dripping and accumulating in the draweres and on the bottom of the refrigerator.

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  • tpotente Sep 06, 2010

    We are also not able to get water flowing from the filtered water system on the front door--I have removed the filter which is full I am sure. Is this related to the water accumulation problem?

  • tpotente Sep 06, 2010

    I found there was considerable ice attached to a package trapped in the back blocking the vents. i cleaned it out and we'll see if that works!

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In the back bottom of the fridge there is a drain hose. It is supposed to drain water and drip into a drip tray that is heated and evaporates the water. If this drain hose is plugged, it will cause water build up to leak.

One other possible cause is the venting between fridge and freezer is building up with ice. You can remove the farthest rear panel of the freezer to gain access to the venting. You can try clearing it out so it defrosts properly and has proper air flow for cooling.

Posted on Aug 31, 2010

  • Nate Stansfield
    Nate Stansfield Sep 06, 2010

    It could very well be that the water line is frozen as well as the air vent between fridge and freezer. If possible, let it all that out for a minimum of a day, preferably two days. It should be good then, but it sucks to wait that long...I know

  • Nate Stansfield
    Nate Stansfield Sep 06, 2010

    Sounds good!!!

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