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Old 01-03-2016, 04:59 PM  
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Default Kenmore Coldspot 106.54596400: Water on the bottom of the freezer

I have a Kenmore Coldspot 106.54596400 fridge that's more than 10 years old. It's a side-by-side. Today I noticed water leaking from the bottom of the freezer through the door and the discovered a large puddle and pieces of ice on the bottom. Is this a sign of some type of drain being plugged? Googled it but could not figure that out. If there is a drain hole somewhere, where is it? If it's not that, what can it be? Thx much!


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Probably a clogged drain hole. You may find it when you remove the bottom tray/shelf. the hole gets clogged and then ice forms over it. It could also be clogged at the end of the evaporator tube (not sure if that's the correct name). Saw a Kenmore guy deice the inside with a steam cleaner that is sold for steaming clothes


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I am bumping this thread since I am having this issue again with the same fridge. Every time this happens, I use a blow drier to melt the ice, but then it starts forming again.

Is it possible to diagnose the bigger problem and/or fix it without accessing its back, i.e. only working from the front? Asking because it's hard to move the fridge since it sits very tightly inside the kitchen cabinets around it. It does have enough space above the top for proposer ventilation.

If I absolutely have to move it, I will, I just don't want to do it if it can be avoided.

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You can try a thin wire to clear any clogs that might be in the tube, but I'm not sure how successful that will be. It shouldn't be too hard to roll the fridge straight out, as long as the power cord and any ice/water supply tube is long enough.
The clog happens first and then the trapped water will freeze. Simply melting the ice will not remove the problem.
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Put air pressure and blow out the tube. The lower end under the unit gets blocked with dust, and hair etc. Could be mildew. After you blow it out, pour water through it to make sure it drains away quickly. Pour some clorox through it to kill any mold etc.
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You may have to remove the back inside panel of the freezer to get to the drain and sometimes you have to remove the ice maker too.


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