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I have a Kenmore french door, bottom freezer model #596.76502500. It's approximately 4-5 yrs old. Within the past week it leaks water from underneath the bottom, approximately twice a day. My husband pulled the refrigerator out from the wall and checked behind it, he can see no evidence of a blockage. We have copper tubing so he doesn't think it would be broken tubing. We disabled the icecube maker and that has not solved the problem. There is also a thin coat of ice on the floor of the freezer drawer. We are thinking of shutting the unit down and letting the ice melt and then turning it back on, that perhaps that would clear up the problem--sort of like a reboot. What do you think?

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  • kmvetter Sep 30, 2010

    Hi,



    I just talked to my husband and relayed your response. We are going to try your suggestion(s) tonight. I will get back to you with the results.



    Thank you.



    Kathy

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Hi ,
This problem could arise due to various reasons so lets find out what could it be the cause.

The defrost system controls the defrost heater inside the Refrigerators.Please test the defrost system.Use multimeter to test it.

1)In the back of your freezer compartment is the drain hole. It's very common in Kenmore for the drain to freeze up. With the drain hole plugged up, your freezer will continue to defrost the evaporator, but not the water in the drain hole. So the water builds and freezes, builds and freezes until it eventually overflows into the air diffuser for the fridge causing the leaky fridge problem.

2) If the water is coming from the freezer but you think that the defrost drain pipe is clear, then it may be coming from the ice maker. Check the ice maker for cracks in the unit's body or a misalignment of the water supply line. Make sure that the water supply spout in the freezer lines up with the ice maker's water supply cup.

3)Check the ice maker copper water supply line, your ice maker water filter, and the plastic ice maker water supply tube for any cracks, splits or connection leaks. If you find any leaks, remove the leaking part and obtain a replacement at the hardware store.

4)Your leaking refrigerator may just have a cracked or damaged drain pan. Your fridge regularly drains water into this pan to prevent water pooling in the fridge itself. Evaporation takes care of the rest. Look underneath your fridge where the drain pan sits and pull it out for inspection. If it has a crack or is otherwise damaged, contact the appropriate retailer about getting a replacement as soon as possible.

5)If your leaking refrigerator is draining inside as opposed to onto your floor, you're probably dealing with a clogged defrost drain. Your fridge is constantly producing condensation inside the freezer, and that condensation drips down the defrost drain into a drain pan underneath the unit. This defrost drain can become clogged with debris or, more often, it freezes shut. Look in your refrigerator manual to locate your defrost drain, and take the appropriate steps to unclog it (inundating your drain with warm water will often do the trick).


Note:Switch you Refrigerators for more than 24 hours and let the frost melt fully use hair dryer and now switch on and check you are getting leak.You will not get any leak

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Posted on Sep 30, 2010

  • Natarajan Ramasamy
    Natarajan Ramasamy Sep 30, 2010

    Good thank you..All the best.

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