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Kenmore 105.52532101 - how to check for condensate plug


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#1 jmm

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 09:11 AM

The fridge occaionally leaves a nice puddle on the flood - worse in warm humid weather. I checked the fridge FAQ and this seems an easy first check - is there a schematic to help do this?

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 09:31 AM

I think you mean model number beginning with 106 not 105.
If 106 is correct you turn off the refrigerator.
Remove the freezer bins and shelves.
Remove the back panel in the freezer covering the evaporator coil.
Look in the bottom rear of the freezer at the ice slab .
Break this ice slab and remove it.
Use your hair dryer to melt the remaining ice inside the drain opening.
Once the ice blockage is clear,por 1/2 cup bleach into the hole.
Re-assemble the refrigerator.
Turn it back on.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 05:32 PM

Before you do all that, I would check the defrost evaporation pan, and make sure it's not cracked. I had one cracked pan where the water would leak out the front, UNDER the tray, go along the metal until it hit the cardboard and foam in the BACK, and then drip on the floor from there.

Easy peazy check: move the fridge out, take off the back panel, find the yucky looking pan near either the compressor or the condenser fan. You should have some water in that pan. If it's totally dry, take a flashlight and check it from both the front and the back, as that's a good sign of a cracked pan.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 06:27 PM

OR you could remove the toekick plate in the lower front and pull the drain pan out to see if it is cracked.
Or you could look under the lower basket in the freezer to see if you have a ice block under the basket that would indicate the drain hole is frozen over.




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