Model #10679902990 KENMORE Top-Mount Refrigerator

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How do I find a replacement part for the white foam air return insert for a Kenmore 10679902990 refrigerator?

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This is a 19 cubic foot top mount fridge and the return air insert number is 4388450 and 2 will be needed. Now, in some models the inserts are not needed. However, they are available at SearsPartsDirect . For a leak in the fridge section, the inserts are not the problem. 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. 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. 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 need more assistance, please resubmit your question, with additional details. 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 . If you need more assistance, please resubmit your question, with additional details.

Safety Notice: 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.

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Scott D -
Sears Technician
March 30, 2010
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Hi there I have the same fridge and the same problem. More than once a year, I need to take everything out and wait forever for that drainage pipe to clear. Also, it is true that one of my foam air returns is broken. If the air return isn't the cause of the problem, it seems the fridge design is simply defective. Are you certain the returns have nothing to do with the problem? Thank you!!!!

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Anna -
August 11, 2012
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What is causing the water pooling inside the refrigerator and the sour milk smell?

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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 (# 16) can be removed. With the panel removed, you will see the evaporator coil and directly under the coil is the drain trough (pan # 7). The trough will probably be full of ice that will need to be removed. 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.

The smell could be partly from the water but mostly from being off for so long. To help get the smell out you can put some vanilla on a rag and leave it inside the unit for a couple of days. I found this to work very well. There is also a part called Odor Rid # 8171398A to put inside the unit. It's available at Sears PartsDirect . Odors can be very difficult to get out sometimes and sometimes it may never come all the way out. If you need more assistance, you can resubmit your question with more details.

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Scott D -
Sears Technician
September 24, 2009

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