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Kenmore Elite Refrigerator 795.77579600 Water In Fridge

paulsfixit

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French Doors w/freezer on bottom.

Getting water underneath left side fridge drawer, which eventually freezes. Doesn't occur when icemaker is shut off. I removed the inner access panel at the inside bottom of the left side door, where the solenoid and coiled up supply tubing resides, no evidence of leaking there. The underside of the lowermost shelf on the left side door is wet, but no evidence of wet above that shelf. Also have slight water/icing at the two ice room air duct gaskets (4987JA3025H).

The house uses a swamp cooler and has an inside water "feature" - is it possible that we're dealing with condensation?
 

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Getting water underneath left side fridge drawer, which eventually freezes. Doesn't occur when icemaker is shut off.
The house uses a swamp cooler and has an inside water "feature" - is it possible that we're dealing with condensation?
Well, if it doesn't occur with the ice maker off, then it does not sound like condensation to me.

I'd check for a water leak when the ice maker fills with water.

Here's the ice maker for your model:
EAU60943434 Ice Maker Assembly


Jake
 

paulsfixit

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If there were a leak with the ice maker, it would have to be up top, where the water connects to it - but there's no evidence of water up above the lowest shelf on the left hand side.
 

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I'm just going by what you said, which is when the ice maker is off, this water in fridge problem does not happen.

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Does turning off the icemaker stop the flow of cold air through the ice room air ducts? Reason I ask, is that the manual says that if the icemaker is shut off, the cubes may melt.
 

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Reason I ask, is that the manual says that if the icemaker is shut off, the cubes may melt.
Really? I have never heard that before. Upload your manual so I can see that too. Tell me what page it says that on.

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Here's a pic:
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Jake

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Oh wait, it says in the ICE BIN--->The ice can melt and leak onto the floor.

I thought you meant in the ice maker tray the ice could melt. LOL

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Yes, but the ice is made in the ice maker tray.

You may want to have Sears come out at 1-800-469-4663 to see why this is happening, I have not run into this problem as of yet, so I'm not sure what's going on.

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Ok Paul, sounds good.

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