Kenmore Refrigerator leaking inside
Posted 05 July 2005 - 12:19 PM
Posted 05 July 2005 - 01:14 PM
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Posted 08 July 2005 - 01:42 AM
Then you will have direct access to part ref#226, which will just pull straight out. You will probably find it plugged with some nasty gukus mold substance, very common to find on this style of Whirlpool refrig.
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Eureka, CA 95501
Posted 08 July 2005 - 11:40 AM
Posted 09 July 2005 - 12:48 AM
You are correct, the bottom pan that seperates the freezer and refrig section is part ref#608.
There's a good chance that something has blocked the drain then from the water not going done the plugged drain the styrofoam divider block may very well be saturated with frozen water.
You will have to remove the back panel of the freezer again. Then you will have to remove the doors and the center divider strip to pull out the freezer/refrig divider to get to the defrost drain cup.
Willie's Budget Appliance Repair
Eureka, CA 95501
Posted 10 July 2005 - 05:19 PM
Posted 12 July 2005 - 04:24 AM
Posted 12 July 2005 - 08:00 AM
I had the same problem. Except it was leaking into the main compartment right where the drain pan (topside main compartment) and the cold air intake window from freezer...right where they separate. I had to take the lightbulb/cold air window/drainpan compartment off. The problem was that the plastic molding had separated a little from the white foam form that directs the cold air into the main compartment. Water from the drain pan input was able to leak down into that separation. The solution was to take plastic tape and seal the separation.
I don't know if this will help in your case but for future references it may be good information.
Posted 12 July 2005 - 02:27 PM
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Posted 15 September 2006 - 06:13 AM
It seems I may have the same problem with my GE refrigerator. How do you access the S tube. From inside the fridge? did you have to remove the metal box which cover the electrical wires?
Posted 16 September 2006 - 09:57 AM
The S tube is located on the back of the fridge - VERY easy access - if yours is like mine you don't even need a screwdriver - just gently disengage it from thetop of the long drain tube, turn a quarter turn or so and it should slide right out. Try that first - hopefully that is the problem, even if it isn't it could always use a cleanning out anyway. Hope it will save you the hours of struggle and strife I went through!!
Posted 02 October 2006 - 12:55 PM
Maybe you hear this all the time but it will be therapuetic to relay my story..
Google, You and this Forum are FAR FAR Superior than GE Answer Line Support! (Their answer was of course: 'Call Service')
My refrig is a early 90's GE top mounted freezer model and water has been collecting under the veggie bins for the past few months. We sopped up the water for a while attributing the problem to the high humidity summer we were experiencing. But the problem did not stop. So we dried the puddle and shut off the ice maker to see if that was the source, only to find the kids kept turning it back on... Finally we were successful in finding the maker was not the problem and turned off the water to it as a just in case. Still no joy. I had already suspected some sort of defrost problem but my owners manuals (which I save and actually reference now and then) had absolutely nothing refering to the defrost system in them.
So I call the GE Answer line.. after mistepping in the phone maze once the agent transfered me directly to where I need to get to. Meanwhile I find a support faq at GEAppliance.com and find my symptom and problem 'Clogged Defrost Drain' with the following notation:
Most top freezer models require some disassembly to access the defrost drain tube. We recommend that you contact service. If you would like to schedule a service appointment, please contact GE Consumer Service..
Well now at least I knew what to ask the agent at the help desk. A polite rep answered and looked into 'How can I get at my drain tube' and came up with the same answer. Ugh. He claimed he had no schematic showing the part either ugh ugh.
As was about to call my local service guy when I thought to try google and found this thread. I pulled the box away from the wall andd Voila! There the tube and elbow '315'ish were. Fantastic. I separated the tube blew into it and dislodged who-knows what
I was about to put it back together and figured I'd check the elbow and took out after removing the 2 stainless screws. This is when things got really ugly :poison: 'cause now I could see what was there. Not pretty and I have not the foggiest how that <stuff> could have circulated thru my freezer!
I can only take solice in the fact that this is the first time I have had to clean it in the 15yrs I had it.
Thanks for this tremendous resource. I will be back.
Please accept a virtual 'Asahi', 'Kirin' or both as a small token of my appreciation!
Posted 15 October 2006 - 01:35 PM
I finally got myGE Frig fixed!
I have tried myself all the solutions suggested here on this site (thanks you so much everyone!!) but to no avail....
Finally, the repairman came. He had to completely remove the back and the front part of the freezer. That means removing the frig and freezer door. Then removing all the parts that cover the inside of the freezer. Finally it turned out that the water cone collector of the defrost system was displaced !!!(How the hell it get displaced is a mystery). He put back in place and taped it!
No more water leaking. My wife stop bothering about buying a new frig.
Cost me ~CAN$120
Thanks again everyone.
Posted 19 October 2006 - 11:56 AM
I seem to have a similar problem with my GE TFX27PRXB, small/slow dripping by the control area in the back of the fridge which causes icing/frost and icing on sides of fridge and bottom (area on top, back, inside fridge where controls are is covered with ice; freezer seems OK, except colder than expected). Tried cleaning and drying and lowering settings in fridge and freezer (ice cream was rock solid and vegs were frozen) to no avail. Today I had the service man come and he opened the doors a couple of times, looked inside and told me $235 "needs a new timer".....seemed high to me and I decided to try google (wish I had done it before the service charge!). Now, I read here that 'similar' problem was solved differently...????
Before I start changing parts and/or doing something wrong, can I get some advice?
Thank you in advance
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