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Mary Kuzera

Kenmore Coldspot water inside

I have a Kenmore Coldspot model #106.67292798, serial no. E64112274. Lately it has been having water under the bins at the bottom of the inside of the refrigerator. I moved the humidity slides so the holes were completely open, but that hasn't seemed to help. Often the water under the bins is frozen. I have the refrigerator temperature setting at the middle. There is another removable plastic container on the top shelf and the last time I was at the house, there was water under there too. This is a weekend house that had the refrigerator in it when I bought it a year ago. Sometimes ice forms in the freezer as little droplets from the top. These seem to go away when I am there as the freezer is then being opened occasionally. I don't know if one thing has to do with the other but the water or ice at the bottom of the refrigerator compartment is worrisome as I am afraid it will start leaking out when I am not there. I would appreciate your help with this.

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scott d
Thank you for your question. I can understand your concern about the water leak. Water will leak into the refrigerator when the drain system freezes up. Every time the unit goes into a defrost cycle, water will run down into the refrigerator, instead of down the drain. To clear the drain, remove everything in the freezer, so the back panel can be removed. First disconnect power to the unit. I'm attaching a picture with instructions to remove the icemaker. With the panel removed, you will see the evaporator coil and directly under the coil is the drain trough (pan). The trough will probably be full of ice that will need to be removed. A hair dryer works well for this. Just be careful not to get it too hot. With the ice out of the trough, you will be able to see the drain hole, which will be plugged with ice. Use hot water to clear the drain hole. Keep working the hot water into the hole and wiping the excess water. This can take quite awhile, depending on how deep the ice is. This will need to be done until you get a good water flow down to the bottom drain pan. With the drain system clear, water should stop leaking in the refrigerator. If you would like more assistance, reply to this thread 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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: Be sure to disconnect the appliance before performing any troubleshooting procedures. If you are not comfortable with doing any voltage checks or repairs that might be recommended, please contact a local service provider for repairs. Be aware that there could be sharp edges inside the appliance that could cause cuts or other injuries to yourself or others.
by scott d Earned 3,139 community points in Kenmore
October 27th, 2011
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Mary Kuzera
Thanks so much for doing the research. I will definitely try this when I go to the house this weekend.
by Mary Kuzera
October 26th, 2011
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Manage My Life
I'm sorry to hear that you are having some difficulties with your Kenmore Cold Spot Refrigerator. I did some research for you at Managemylife.com and found an expert answer to a similar question that may help until your expert can respond to your specific question. The link is attached below. If you do decide to schedule service and have a qualified technician help you, I have also attached a link to Searshomeservices.com. I hope these links provided assist you.
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October 26th, 2011
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