Model #79579789900 KENMORE ELITE Bottom-Mount Refrigerator

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fridge has a water leak 79579789900 Kenmore Elite Refrigerator

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Thanks for contacting manage my life about your refrigerator model 79579789900; sorry you are having a problem, I will be glad to assist you. Based on the description you have provided I think that the defrost drain trough and or drain tube are blocked. The unit will defrost about twice daily and the moisture from this process runs off the evaporator coils into the drain trough and out the bottom of the freezer to a pan under the bottom of the unit. If the drain is blocked the water fills the trough, run over and into bottom of the freezer and covers the freezer floor, if will eventually run out the door. There are two way to clean the drain: the best way is to unload the refrigerator, unplug, open doors and allow 8-10 hours for it to deice. Then access the back of the unit remove machine compartment cover and flush drain with air pressure then warm water using a turkey baster. Be prepared to deal with leaking water from inside and under the bottom. The other way after manually defrosting is to remove back freezer panel which would involve removing door, rails, ice maker (if applicable) evaporator fan and housing ect. There are no images available on this process as it is a standard repair for technicians who do not need visual instructions. I hope this helps you, if you need service here is a link to Sears Home Services. Ron H.

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Ron H -
Sears Technician
September 05, 2013

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