Question about Kenmore 73502 / 73504 / 73509 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator
Where is the defrost drain tube located? I believe mine is blocked
All documentation I have from sears does not show this tube or its location The automatic defrost cycle works on my fridge with a bottom freezer, but lots of ice builds up on freezer floor and water pools on floor under both bottom corners of freezer door. I have manually defrosted twice by turning unit off and melting the ice to remove all. As soon as fridge is switched on and freezer gets cold, the problem repeats. My unit is nine years old and this started six months ago. Also, where is the drain tube so I can check if that is clogged and causing the problem?
You have to take everything out of the freezer, removing the bottom tray and back wall panel, the light, and the ice maker. It sounds like a job but is actually quite simple. Break up all the ice on the floor of the freezer and remove it, being careful not to damage any parts at the back. You'll see a hole in the center of the back area that drains the freezer floor into the tube which leads down to the tray at the bottom of the refridge. The hole and tube become clogged with ice, hence no drainage of water. Pour HOT water back there from a teapot or other container, especially where the hole is, until the tube drains freely. Thoroughly clean all parts and reinstall. Everything should work fine until the next time this unit needs such servicing. To prevent it happening again, don't overload the freezer and especially don't push frozen food all the way to the back of the freezer. Leave a space back there. Kenmore reps will tell you that the more food you stuff in the freezer, the better it will work. Don't listen to this advice. Obviously, a small freezer is intended to freeze a fairly small amount of food. Cramming it full of frozen food will cause problems like this.
Posted on Mar 11, 2013
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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