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Kenmore ModelE 106.71192101

Top freezer 18 - 21 cu ft Water drips from freezer down into the bottom part of refrigerator. Have defrosted, removed the shield under freezer and removed all ice two months ago. Problem starting again. Don't want to do every month or two.

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  • a69rs May 11, 2010

    Did you find out what the problem was? what was the solution? I have the same fridge and it started doing the same thing. Thanks.

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dididsaythat
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SOURCE: No water and ice cubes

Check the water valves in back of frig. and see if working.. make sure you got a water supply valves may be plugged

Posted on Oct 05, 2007

Krazytech
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SOURCE: Kenmore Refrigerator Mod 70162990

It is under the evaporator you will have to remove the back cover... let me know if you want to do it and I will step you thru it...

Posted on Sep 01, 2008

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SOURCE: Water dripping into refrigerator from freezer

DRAIN TROUGH IS PLUGGED OR FROZEN. EMPTY FREEZER AND REMOVE LOWER TRAY TO SEE A HOLE ALL THE WAY IN THE BACK USUALLY IN THE CENTER. CHECK TO SEE IF WATER CAN DRAIN THROUGH BY POURING A CUP OF IT INTO HOLE. IF IT IS FROZEN POUR HOT WATER UNTIL IT THAWS, IF PLUGGED REMOVE THE OBJECT.

Posted on Jan 29, 2009

lojacksdad
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SOURCE: Water collects in bottom of refrigerator and gets in bins

there is a cup in the back wall of the fridge that is the drain pull it out gently and clean it plus take a small hose and blow through the small hole if there is no cup check under the crisper to see if the drain hole is there

Posted on Apr 17, 2009

Sea Breeze
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SOURCE: Kenmore elite - Water dripping from freezer to refrigerator

Your refrigerator has a defrost drain blockage behind the evaporator in your your freezer compartment. Some models like yours have leak in the turns as the water leaves the freezer. I recommend that you unplug and remove the cover to the evaporator and check the defrost condensate tray below the evaporator. A wet vacuum cleaner and poring a solution with clorox in the drain will help you clean locate the leak and where the blockage may be downline.. I do have the manual on yours and can help you solve this. Some times this is a factory defect and I can help you solve the freezing drain problem. Let me know, Sea Breeze

http://fixitnow.com/wp/2009/05/26/the-permanent-cure-for-repeatedly-freezing-condensate-drains-in-whirlpool-roper-kitchenaid-top-mount-refrigerators/





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Posted on Jul 01, 2009

Sea Breeze
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SOURCE: Kenmore 26 cu ft side by side refrigerator 51673100

I think the Adaptive Defrost Control may be your problem part number 12566102 You may find it inside the fresh food compartment and behind the controls where you adjust the tempertaures. I will return with photos and links, Sea Breeze

Posted on Dec 20, 2009

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You are correct. the defrost drain is most likely plugged up causing the water to drip into the refrigerator through the air returns in the ceiling of the fridge.
To access the defrost drain hole in your model you will have to remove the back wall from the freezer compartment and possibly the floor of the freezer as well if it has the floor air flow tray.
The repair is quite simple- remove as much of the ice as possible (i use a putty knife to pull it up in as large chunks as possible and then use a moistened dish towel to pick up the smaller pieces.
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Your refrigerator has a defrost drain blockage behind the evaporator in your your freezer compartment. Some models like yours have leak in the turns as the water leaves the freezer. I recommend that you unplug and remove the cover to the evaporator and check the defrost condensate tray below the evaporator. A wet vacuum cleaner and poring a solution with clorox in the drain will help you clean locate the leak and where the blockage may be downline.. I do have the manual on yours and can help you solve this. Some times this is a factory defect and I can help you solve the freezing drain problem. Let me know, Sea Breeze

http://fixitnow.com/wp/2009/05/26/the-permanent-cure-for-repeatedly-freezing-condensate-drains-in-whirlpool-roper-kitchenaid-top-mount-refrigerators/





http://servicepartstec.blogspot.com/

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