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Old 08-10-2012, 09:56 AM   #1
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Where does the condensation go in my fridge?


Hi everyone, here is time line of what has happened so far:

I have this fridge in my house that is leaking water from the freezer into the main part of the fridge. I looked at the bottom of the freezer part, and it was covered in ice. I broke up the ice all the way to the back where i found a hole. I asume that is where the water / condensation drains? I used hot water to melt it. By the evening it was cleared and dripping water down to the pan.

well, my drain hole is frozen again this morning. It was flowing water last night. No one opened the freezer last night. And there is a big chunk of ice there in the morning.

Is my freezer turned up to high? What is causing this water to freeze instead of dripping down the pipe?

any ideas or thoughts?

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Old 08-10-2012, 10:04 AM   #2
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Where does the condensation go in my fridge?


Pretty common to have that line plug up, see if you can see it from the back side of the ref.
Use a hair dryer not water to thaw it out next time.
May be the defroster has gone bad.
If you Google the make and model of your ref. there's lot of parts break downs and trouble shooting guides avalible for free on line.

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It is a Kenmore Coldspot, model number 6902891

There is a similar thread about this problem on another site: http://www.justanswer.com/appliance/...-nnn-nnnn.html

Im still looking for a fix.
Should i fix it or replace the fridge all together?
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:25 AM   #4
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The drain line is simply clogged... When your freezer defrosts as part of the normal cycle, the water is not draining out. When the defrost cycle is over, the line and the water gathered around it freeze. Defrost it with a hair dryer and be careful not to melt anything. Then, from the back of your fridge you should be able to locate where the drain line drains into the pan. blow it out or suck it out with a vacuum. Then,
Pour some water into the line from the freezer and make sure it's draining before you reassemble. Also, it's possible that your particular unit should have a wire connecting the heater to the drain line so that it doesn't freeze. A model number and a picture of your drain line in the freezer will help with this.
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