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Kenmore refrigerator is leaking blue liquid from the bottom. Is it toxic?

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Manage My Life
OK! Thanks!
by Manage My Life
March 23rd, 2012
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scott d
This is generally the oil that coats the inner cabinet liner, so the foam insulation will not stick to the liner. It generally does not have an odor and should not present a health issue unless some food gets in it. It does not mean the unit needs to be replaced unless the leak cannot be found. If you would like to have a technician check this, you can call 1-800-469-4663, to schedule a tech to come out. I hope this will help you.
by scott d Earned 3,139 community points in Kenmore
March 22nd, 2012
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Manage My Life
1. The liquid is brownish in nature.
2. Would it give off an odor?
3. Does this present a health issue?
4. Does this mean it is time to replace the unit?
by Manage My Life
March 22nd, 2012
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scott d
The compressor would not cause this type of leak. This would still be from the foam insulation. It indicates the panel inside the cabinet is leaking. It may have a crack or one of the seams is leaking. The same food grade sealant listed above, can be used on the inside panel to seal it.
by scott d Earned 3,139 community points in Kenmore
March 22nd, 2012
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Manage My Life
Actually, the fluid is coming from inside...possibly the compressor
by Manage My Life
March 21st, 2012
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scott d
I can understand your concern. Unfortunately, without a model number, I will not be able to provide specific information. However, a black or blue liquid leaking from the bottom of a refrigerator is usually associated with the foam insulation inside the cabinet. No, it is not toxic. To prevent this type of leak, the liner under the cabinet will need to be sealed. You can use some rtv sealant # 8201711 that is available at

SearsPartsDirect

. I hope this helps you. If you would like more assistance, a complete model number will be needed and any additional details will be helpful and I will be glad to assist you further.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website:

Sears Home Services

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by scott d Earned 3,139 community points in Kenmore
January 3rd, 2011
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afritz afritz
Providing the model number to your refrigerator will definitely help an expert better your search. If you would like to reply to this with your model number I would be more than happy to assist you. Have a great day.
by afritz afritz Earned 1,258 community points in Appliances
December 31st, 2010
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