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I have a kenmore coldspot model 106.53532300 and the water will not dispense from the door the icemaker is working just can't get water from the door...really miss it! Can anyone tell me what to do?!...


Hello Ray;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.

Ok, It may have been the water bottle. But, you have an old unit.
So, lets check it out once more.

1.) After time, from the heat, the plastic tubing for both your water lines to the water dispenser and ice maker will dry rot and crack.
Check: Pull your unit out. Have someone draw a glass of water from the water dispenser, while observing in the back both the water supply valve and the larger plastic tubing going to the water dispenser. Is there a leak when pressurized?
2.) Wait for when your ice maker fills and observe the smaller plastic tubing. Does it leak under pressure.
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3.) Drain Pan - This too will crack over time do to heat. Pull your unit out so you can get behind it. Remove the lower back cover.. There are about 8 screws easily removed. Observe the drain tube from the under body of your refrigerator and the black drain pan where it empties. Observe around the drain pan. Are there and brown or dark stains on the floor? If so, then you have a cracked drain pan.
Repair: Unplug the refrigerator. The compressor and surrounding copper tubing prevent you from replacing the pan. When I was in the field, I would take duct tape and seal the cracked area. Then, I would cover the duct tape and surrounding area with a high temp silicone adhesive.

Mar 19, 2015 | Kenmore Refrigerators

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What is all the plastic tubing bundled in the back of my Kenmore Coldspot for?


You don't say if it is inside or outside. The tubing you are talking about could be either the condensation drains or the condenser coils for the Freon.

Sep 06, 2014 | Refrigerators

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A puddle of water shows up on the floor once a day. had it fixed a year ago--the guy said we that the food crumbs had clogged the plastic tube in the back inside of the refrigerator, and he drained it. He...


The drain in the freezer behind back lower panel
needs opening. You can see it at the bottom of the back panel
underneath the evaporator coils. (The cold coils)
Run Hot water in the drain until it clears or use a hairdryer.
When the defrost melts the water it goes down the drain
If the drain is clogged with Ice or ? The defrost water
overflows into the ref. or freezer or on floor
Run Hot water in the drain until it clears or use a hairdryer.
Also check fan undernearh Ref in the rear
Clean condenser coils underneath
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Sep 17, 2011 | Sub-Zero 690 Side by Side Refrigerator

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When i open the refrigerator door, water flows out from under the bottom draw onto the floor.


The evaporator coils frost up in normal use and every eight hours or so the entire unit shuts down and the defrost heater comes on to melt the frost. This cycle last about 20 minutes. The melted frost drips into a drain pan and through a drain tube to the drain tray under the freezer/refrigerator where it's evaporated by the condenser fan.


Your drain tube may be stopped up with ice at the upper end because it drains too slow because it's stopped up at the lower end in the evaporator pan under the unit at the floor. It can get dust and mold in it. Once you get the ice out at the top a little pressure with a turkey baster will usually clear it out. Flushing it out with hot water and clorox may help.
Make sure it drains quick enough to prevent refreezing. . The drain should be located below the evaporator coils on the inside of the freezer at the bottom of the rear cover.

May 15, 2011 | Sub-Zero 661/F Side by Side Refrigerator

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Found water on floor from drain tube under bottom of fridge. how do you clean dust off the bottom coils?


Go to an old hardware store and buy a radiator brush or buy a coil cleaner brush from Home Depot.

Jun 11, 2010 | Whirlpool GS6NBEXR Side by Side...

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Pin hole in 1/4" copper tubing feeding refrigerator


Never run plastic tubing through a wall! If copper is already there, then leave it, and solder the pinhole leak back up.

If the leak is outside of the wall, then cut off the tubing that includes the pinhole, and buy a brass ferrule coupling for 1/4 inch copper to copper. Make sure that it includes a brass barrel (it may come with 2, one for each side. If not, they are sold separately as well.). Install the coupling with ferrule into one side of the coupling.

Push the barrel into the plastic tubing, and install with ferrule just like you installed the copper tubing.

Sometimes you can get a plastic ferrule for the plastic line side of the coupling.

Feb 02, 2009 | KitchenAid Superba Architect KSCS25INSS...

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WHAT IS PLASTIC COIL OF TUBING IN REFRIGERATOR BEHIND VEG DRAWER?


that is the water line that goes out to your water dispenser. it is placed there so that the water that would come out is cold. as if it is the water reservoir.

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Sep 13, 2008 | Frigidaire FRS6HR5JSB Side by Side...

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check behind the drawers is there a water tank for water in thew door that would be my first guess

Feb 10, 2008 | Kenmore 63074 Top Freezer Refrigerator

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Sub-Zero 550 water leak and freezing


Seems to be a common problem with these units. You can get a drain tube heater ( got mine from an online refrigerator parts distributor), though may not totally solve problem. Some suggest running a copper wire through tube - supposed to conduct just enough heat to keep tube from freezing.

Sep 05, 2007 | Sub-Zero 650 / O Bottom Freezer...

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