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Kenmore elite side by side has water that pools in the freezer.

Model # 795.75193401. THe water seems to pool from the back vents of the freezer. the water pools at the bottom of the freezer, refreezes and somehow drips out of the freezer onto the floor as water.

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  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2009

    Anyone know how to fix the ice that builds up in the bottom? Water builds up quickly and freeze in the bottom. Also water runs out the front. Anybody have the sulution? This is getting really old.

    Thanks in advance

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You need to clean out the freezer drain at the back of the freezer,use a hair dryer and a hanger or maybe a shop vac can **** it out-mike

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