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My bottom freezer kenmore refrigerator is 3 years old and about a year ago the freezer stopped freezing. However after a shake by my husband it corrected and had been freezing normally until a day ago when the same thing happed. Another shake and again it is working. What is going on with this fairly new appliance. We are afraid to leave food in it and leave the house. Any suggestion as to what the problem may be

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It sounds like you have a plugged defrost drain line. This is where the water goes to in the bottom of your freezer when it goes through the defrost (removal of ice from the freezer coil) cycle. It sounds like that hole is plugged and now the water/ice has now frozen in the vent that lets air circulate down into your refrigerator compartment. What I usually do in this case is to unplug the refrigerator, empty out the freezer compartment. Usually I also end up either pulling off the back panel or the bottom panel (in the freezer compartment) Looking for that defrost drain hole and actually I use a hair dryer. I can sometimes do this also by pouring small amounts of HOT tap water onto it and then sopping/absorbing it away with a sponge or dishcloth. I repeat this until I get the water to go down the drain tube. Do this and all will be back to normal..

Regards,
Sai.

Posted on Jun 13, 2008

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