I have a Kenmore Elite trio (bottom-mount freezer), model 596.7857*, about one year old, and lately we are noticing puddles of water on the floor near the left front. Inside, the bottom of the freezer section is completely covered with about a half-inch of ice. The puddles appear about once a day, no particular timing. There is a frozen "water trace" going up the left back corner of the freezer cabinet.
I can't see how/where the water is exiting the fridge; somewhere underneath? I can't see the condenser drip pan underneath.
1) Should I chip away all the ice and see if I can find a drain that's blocked? Where is the water coming from that's getting frozen?
2) How is the water actually reaching the kitchen floor?
Edited by gregger77, 15 October 2011 - 03:07 PM.