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Was defrosting fridge... and was breaking up ice out with screwdriver. poked hole in metal shelf... spit air out.... what is this part and how much to replace?

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Sorry to tell you, but you poked a hole in the evaperator. Would cost more to fix than buying a new refrigerator. Sorry.

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WHY IS THERE WATER LEAKING INSIDE THE REFRIGERATOR


generally water leaks on top mount freezer types when the defrost tube is plugged. The automatic defrost system works to keep humidity from blocking air flow across the evaporator(behind the back freezer panel) If it can not drain you will see it as water dripping from the top of the fridge section and water under the crispers.......Clean the drain tube under the evaporator of ice(poke a hole in evaporator and you are buying a fridge)........hope this helps

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Continual water dripping into fridge from freezer.ice forming in fridge where dripping occurs.what could this be?


your drain from inside the freezer is clogged. every time the fridge goes on defrost, there is no where for the water to go, so it goes into fresh food section thru the air duct.
Empty out the freezer, remove back panel. you should now see the evaporator. Directly below the evaporator will me a thin metal sheet with a hole in the middle. Remove metal sheet. You may have to use a screw driver and break up some of the ice so you can remove it. After removing, you should now see a small hole. Thats the drain hole. You can boil some water to pour into the hole, so you can met the ice and hopefully remove whatever is clogging it. You can even take a wire hanger and insert it in the hole to free up the drain.
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Excess moisture drips onto top fridge shelf - not sure if Deflector-air,"paddle" (#12 on Shelves diagram) is supposed to rotate, but whole thing is covered with ice -- drain holes don't seem to be clogged;...


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Probably the drain tube at the back of the fridge is plugged and not letting the condensation on the freezer to run out. Pull the fridge out and check for this tube on the back near the top where it is curved, that is where they plug up.

Also check the bellow link to diagnose your problem…

http://www.repairclinic.com/Refrigerator-Troubleshooting#Thereswaterdrippinginsidetherefrigerator

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if your freezer is cold but your fridg isn't then you have a defrosting problem. behind the back wall of your freezer you will probably find a very large mass of ice. unplug your ref and using hot water melt the ice. you will need several large towels for this since it will make a mess. once the ice is cleared if you have an ohm meter you can check the defrost element you are looking for continuity( closed circiut) if that tests ok find the defrost termintor(also called a bi-metal defrost) it is about the size of a quarter and is usually located in the top left side of the freezer. It will be clipped to one of the tubes. if it looks like it has popped then it is bad. If the bi-metal looks ok you will need to hook the element back up and go to the control panel in the fridge. looking up at it you will see a small hole and a gear inside that you can turn with a slotted screwdriver. turn it until you hear it click and the fans stop running. if the defrost heater comes on then change the defrost timer(the part you just turned)

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You have a defrost problem if the ice is on the back lower wall of the freezer section.... This is where the evaporator is located just under a fan.(aluminum coils looks like a radiator) There are three parts to the automatic defrost system- the heating element(found at the bottom of the evaporator) a bi-metal thermostat(found at the top of the evaporator) and a defrost control board(usually in the top of the refrigerator section,but this varies)

If you take off the back freezer panel and melt the ice build- up with a hair dryer or letting it open overnight, without poking any holes in evaporator and losing freon(out a fridge) your fridge will run fine for about 3 weeks. This is humidity from air collecting, automatic defrost system usually works about every 8 hours when working normally. Your sealed system and compressor are fine, you have a defrost problem. Good luck.

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Top of refrigerator is warm and bottom freezes everything it is a side by side refrigerator and the top two shelves of the freezer(along with the icemaker) thaw and melt but the bottom freezes and the top...


poss answer is drain hole/vent blocked,as unit auto defrosts water/vapour collects at bottom and when unit swiches back on it freezes,poke out drain with thin wire with a small piece of cloth dipped in clorine bleach or blow out with air hose.do not use hot water to manually defrost/ clean drain holes every 6 months

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Hello, this sounds like you have a blockage in the drain tube, remove panel back/bottom of freezer..you may see ice build up...melt ice with hair dryer/heat gun...you will see a pan below evaporator...melt ice in pan...dry water up in pan with paper towel...now you should see a hole in pan that leads to drain tube...pour some hot water in pan..wait a couple minutes..mop up water and repeat this step 2-3 times....once you have done this find some flexible curtain wire or electrical wire..poke down the hole until you see the water drain..now it is clear..put back panel back and you are good to go. The reason you see water in the fridge is because the water has been leaking into the freezer and down the vent into the fridge instead of running into the drain hole...Please feel free to comment again if you have any other question. Mike

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Water dripping from freezer onto top shelf of fridge with ice buildup back of freezer


the defroster isn't close enough to the drain to be effective. remove the back wall of the inside of the freezer, remove the excess ice. clear out the ice from the drain using hot water and a turkey baster. there is a kit from whirlpool that uses a piece of metal and a screw around the defrost rod, but I found out that a piece of 14 gauge solid core wire with the insulation stripped off works great too. stick the stripped wire into the drain, 2 to 3 inches, and wrap the rest around the defrost rod.

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Kenmore bottom mount fridge. The freezer seems to fine- at least the ice is still frozen. The fan is blowing cold air into the freezer. The upper part is just below room temperature and I cannot detect air...


Look in the back of the freezer, there will probably be a metal panel with a plastic vent on top.

Look through the vents in the metal panel, and you should see the shiny metal fins of the evaporator. If the fins or the vents are plugged with frost, that is your problem. The freezer will stay cold because a small amount of cold air will be forced through the frost but that will not be enough to make it up to the refrigerator portion. You can defrost the unit by removing the metal panel and allowing the frost to melt. Careful use of a hairdryer can speed up this process. This will likely be a temporary fix. The root cause of excessive frost can be caused by a bad door seal or a defective defrost circuit.

First check that the door seal is good by closing the door on a dollar bill at several points around the door, both on the freezer and refidgerator door. If you can pull the bill out with no resistance, the door is not making a good seal. Inspect the seal and make sure there isn't anything stopping the door from closing such as food, or a shelf not pushed in all the way.

If the door seal is good, the defrost system is likely defective. The defrost system has three main parts, the defrost heater, thermostat, and timer. If either one of the parts fails, the freezer will plug up with frost every few weeks. If you can troubleshoot this by manually starting the defrost cycle. Let me know if you would like this procedure.

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