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Drain pan filling up. I emptied the pan and about 24 hours later its full again. We have ice and water in the door the freezer is cold just pan filling

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  • Mark Nichols Mar 13, 2011

    The pan is suppose to fill up... Why did you all of a sudden start draining it?

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If your evaporator fan is working properly the water would evaporate back into your home or business. If the evaporator fan was not working the freezer would not freeze and fresh food would spoil. That is way too much normal condensate unless there is a leak around the door seal or leak in the cool water supply tank storage or filter area. Not knowing the model number I would think you may have a drain opening under the crisper drawer that leads to pan. And think it may be a good idea to turn water supply off until sure of the source. Click here=> Leaking Refrigerators Just What may Be Happening and Click Here=> Leaking Refrigerator's? Locate model number for Kenmore Here=> Kenmore Model Number Locator's Most other model number locators are about the same as on the left sidebar on the Leaking Refrigerators page. I will be here to answer further questions, and there are a lot of things to look for on that page, Thanks, Sea Breeze Click on Logo enter your model for parts breakdown=>

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Inspect the evaporator pan under the fridge. It is probably dry. If not, empty it and replace it.

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