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#1 DurhamAppliance

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 08:09 AM

Got a call to repair Kenmore fridge. Water leaking from freezer into fridge. Simple fix...least that's what I thought. Removed controls in fridge to access the drain tube. I've fought some tough clogs before but this one is testing my patience. Tried steaming it, shot lots of boiling water into it using a pump sprayer, and tried forcing it open with wire. I can't get more than an inch or two in the tube. Tenant said problem existed as long as she's been renting...6 months. I'm thinking this is an extreme freeze or a defective tube. Called landlord and asked if previous tenants had same problem...no help...when he bought the fridge, he evicted that tenant within a few weeks of purchase. The tub drain runs through the fridge wall and exits directly in the middle under fridge, so accessing it from below is a bit problematic. BTW the drain pan looks as if it never had water in it. Not sure if I can just pull the tube directly out, didn't want to try before checking to see if it is a serviceable part. No luck, cannot find drain tube on any site. However, I read on an earlier post on this site that some Frigidaires (and I believe this is a Frigidaire made Kenmore) had a problem with expanding foam clogging lines and that the remedy was to create another drain line and run it on the outside back of the fridge. Seems a bit extreme for a clogged line. Any advice? I refuse to be defeated by a standard, non-computerized sufficiently cooling fridge! :wallbash:

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 10:13 AM

You be needin' the external drain kit:

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Comes with destructions, too.

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 10:36 AM

Yes, Kenmore 253. is made by Frigidaire.
A blog at Sears said some Frigidaires had a problem with the foam insulation expanding and collapsing the Drain Line.
The external Drain Kit 5303918261 is a Frigidaire part number

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 10:38 AM

if no one has told you "you be the man," I'm here to tell ya, you be the man! Or "men"!

Edited by DurhamAppliance, 24 June 2011 - 10:39 AM.

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 05:01 PM

Well, that was fun.

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 12:45 PM

Get any purdy pitchers?

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 07:21 PM

I should have taken pictures 'cause I think the instructions, although in english, were written by Chaucer and illustrated by Dali.

Edited by DurhamAppliance, 14 August 2011 - 07:28 PM.

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 09:14 PM

yeah i've done a few of those....customers really like watching you drill a hole through their frige lol.

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 06:39 PM

It's certainly something that could use a practice run or two. Trying to decipher unintelligible instructions while holding a large humming Dewalt drill with a menacingly whirring spade bit, doesn't seem to inspire much confidence in an already nervous customer.

I felt like a dentist sporadically reading an illegible copy of "Dentistry for Dummies," while performing my first root canal on a child with the parent unable to do anything but watch. But hey, no worries.... trust me, I'm an expert.


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Edited by DurhamAppliance, 23 August 2011 - 08:29 AM.

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