Kenmore Refrigerator freezer not draining

Old 06-23-08, 05:47 PM
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I have a Kenmore Coldspot Refrigerator. mod.#106-78902891. Water drips from the freezer section into the fridge. Actually, at times it's more than a drip. The pan in the freezer where the drain hole is freezes up completely. I defrosted the fridge. It was off and unplugged for a week. After plugging back in the problem still persists. The drain tube is not exposed on the back of the fridge so there is no way to really know if there is blockage futher down. I probed the drain hole with a small piece of wire but it feels like there's a bend in the tube approimately 2 inches down so that's as far as I got. I know that I first need to know for sure if the hose is blocked or not. Your suggestions are very appreciated.

Also, if the hose is found to be free from blockage is there something else that may cause this problem. Thank You
Old 06-23-08, 11:53 PM
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Here's what I would do. It sounds like you have located the drain hole for the dfrost water. Get a rubber hose aprox 3 feet long and cut one end at a 45 degree angle. Put the angled piece over the hole. Fill your mouth with warm water and blast it down the hole a few times if you can. If the water dissapears and your cheeks don't look like Dizzy Gulespys you've got yourself a clear drain. This is almost all it can be.

You can also take the hose out of the drain pan underneath the fridge and blow upwards but this deposits all the crud back into the fridge which is not cool. Also buy a steamer from a hardware store and blast steam up or down the drain tube to clear, don't go too crazy though those things get hot quick and will melt plastic. Then you've got the steamer you should of bought years ago to clean without using harmful chemicals, probably the best $50 you ever spent
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What was said will work, I also use a hair dryer, or turkey baster with hot water, inserted into that drain opening. First step is to remove that chunk of ice in that tray then work on getting the drain hose opened. Good luck

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I have this exact same model and the exact same problem with this refrigerator. It's problems are identical to the one described here! This surely must be a manufacturing problem as I have searched for and read stories identical to this with this same model number. I am frustrated!

Every three to six months, when the leaking starts, I pull everything out of the freezer, take the bottom tray out of the freezer and first start with the blow dryer. After the initial ice is melted, I then continually pour hot water on the drain tube until I hear the water run into the drain pan on the bottom. This, of course, takes several hours.

What causes this problem? I just would like to know what the cause is. It frustrates me to no end!

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