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Fridge freezer my fridge freezer has been leaking and I had to defrost it repeatedly, once a week. it had ice clogged up at the bottom of the freezer. I have now undone 2 pannels from inside the freezer and indeed it is some ice there at the bottom, but there is no drainage whole, as far as I can see. where is this drainage tube that I should unblock? what do I need to do?

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    freezer leaks ,ice forms on food in freezer sometimes puddles outside refrigerator on freezer side how to fix it or just shut off the water to the freezer

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Hey stressy,

i would suggest that if you want to do this yourself. you can improvise. but if you do have the time, i would suggest you check out the manual for the location of the drainage for the water of your freezer. you can also visually inspect the inside of the ref.

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Hi our fridge is building up ice in freezer section & water is leaking out bottom of fridge. I cleaned ice out once but came back nxt day Cheers Wayne


The problem is caused by the failure of either the defrost thermostat or defrost heater. In any case, replacing both the defrost heater and the defrost thermostat is recommended, and that would solve your "ice in freezer" problem.

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Water from defrosting leaks into the bottom of the freezer and freezes into a solid sheet of ice, which I chip out every 1 to 2 weeks. Kenmore bottom freezer refrigerator Model 795.65002400.


Hello,

If water leaks inside your refrigerator
(and it WILL, at some point) you can fix
it yourself.

In the good old models, one had to defrost the
fridge every few months manually.

In the recent models, the fridge defrosts automatically,
once or twice a day, and the water is supposed to drain
down a long drain tube into a pan located at the bottom of
the fridge. This collected water in the pan evaporates
by the heat under the fridge.

Now the drain tube can get clogged, by food debris and/or
ice. Thus when the water cannot drip through the drain tube
the water drips inside the fridge.

The drain tube is located behind the fridge, which is pretty
easy to take it out and clean. However usually the clog is
not in the long tube but in the connector assembly located
in the backside of the fridge that leads to the long drain tube.

To get to the connector assemble, you need to unscrew and
take out the back panel of the freezer compartment. You would
see the evaporator coil and a tray under the coil where the water
is supposed to drip through. If you find the tray completely frozen
with ice, let it melt off. To speed up melting, you may blow
hot air via a hair dryer. Once the ice is clear, you should see
a drain hole in the middle of the tray. This could be clogged,
which needs to be unclogged.

Next unscrew and open the thermostat control assembly located
in the inside of the back of the refrigerator compartment just above
the light bulb fixture. Once you take the take the cover off (you will
also have to take the knobs out) you will see a small tray cup about
2" x 2" x 1/2" into which water from the top freezer compartment
drain hole is supposed to drain. Pull out the tray cup, and if clogged,
unclog it, clean it and put it back.

To check if the drain works ok, pour some water on the tray
under the evaporator coil (top freezer compartment) and see if it
immediately drains into the tray located at the bottom of the fridge
at the floor level. If it does, you got it; and you can assemble things
back in the reverse order you took the pieces apart.

Needless to say, use a vacuum cleaner with a long suction tube to clean
out all the collected mess under the fridge. No matter how good
your housekeeping is, the bottom of the fridge will be full of dust.

Good luck and hope this helps

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HI,

your drain is clogged. you may have a catch for your drain where you see leak coming from. that may pull off and you can see if their is trash build up in it. you are going to need to take the panel off the back of freezer. inside back of freezer you will see screws. they will need to come out, If you have ice maker that will need to be removed also. once back panel is off you will see your coils beneath the coils it will most likely have a sheet of ice. turn machine off and take a hair dryer and defrost the ice. once ice is gone take a cup of hot water and run thru drain to see if unclogged. repeat if drain is not clear. the ice in drain tube will eventually un clog. use a steamer. much quicker.

any further question let me know,

thanks,

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