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I have a kenmore fridge model number 64812 that is leaking water. The problem is I can't find any screws to remove the back freezer panel to clean the drain hole.

I have cleaned the drain pan and hose at the bottom of the back panel.

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No one has said where/how to find screws on the freezer floor No screws visible, location? My Kenmore 6412 has no visible screws in the freezer. I put my hand around drain tube at the back of the fridge and blew air into it not sure if it was ice or a blueberry that became dislodged just wish I could take off freezer floor to see looks so easy online everyone has screws visible does anyone know how to take freezer floor off when their are no screws visible?

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U more than likely have to remove the bottom plate first and the screws along the back wall are most likely covered with a plastic covering

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SOURCE: Our Whirlpool top freezer unit

We were able to fix the freezer water leak. We unscrewed the false freezer floor and the inside back panel. Ice had accumulated on the freezer floor and the defrosting drain was frozen. We removed the ice by using a blow dryer then poured boiling hot water onto the frozen drain hole. The frozen water in the drain pipe hole eventually melted and the water released into the defrosting drip pan at the bottom of the refrigerator. Problem solved. We no longer have water leaking into the refrigerator.

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

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We had a similar problem. It ended up being a frozen pea that fell down into the defrost drain and was blocking the water from draining out each time the freezer defrosted.

Posted on Aug 23, 2008

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SOURCE: F&P Active Smart E521TRE Removing freezer back panel

My fridge (E440T but I believe the E522B is similar) had a broken fan wire and i had to pull off the rear panel and re-solder a wire. I created a document for others to follow that shows the rear panel removal if interested at http://www.accentis.com.au/downloads/misc/How I fixed my Fisher and Paykel Fridge Active Smart Fridge.pdf

Thanks to all postings on this site - it really helped a lot.

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SOURCE: GE TFX20JR side by side/water leaks out freezer during defrost

Yes, you are correct, that is a drain. Use a turkey baster with hot (not boiling) water to flush out the drain tube until water will flow out into the drain pan under the refrig. (where the air blown over it will cause it to evaporate)

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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SOURCE: bosch fridge leaking water

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Now I think I have other things wrong with mine,after leakage problem the refrigeration compartment wont cool anymore but the freezer part remains working as usual.Ive nailed this down to one of the following not working... Thermostat / timer / defrost heater.So one or more of these needs replacing.Im just trying to look for a manual which shows the nuts and bolts or the refrigerator (not the "How to use" type manual which I have).

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