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KSC24C8EYY02 - What is this rust from on the back, about 2/3 down from top? Should I be concerned?

jeepman

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So the photo shows my question/concern. I only saw it because the water inlet pump failed and was leaking enough to puddle in the kitchen. What could cause rust like that? Do I try and clean it up? I am thinking this will not outlast our 17 year old Whirlpool Gold that is still running as a second refrigerator.

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Jake

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WOW, I don't think I've ever seen that on a KitchenAid model, its very common for Frigidaire models, look here:
I agree 100% on what Jeff said in that thread--->Can't see inside the walls....but either void of insulation in that area ( my guess ) or possible one of the refrigeration lines carrying the cold refrigerant gas from the freezer down to the compressor was installed too close to the back outside wall.

Jake
 

jeepman

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So the saga continues... Huge Sigh! So this started as a refrigerator purchase from Craigslist, and seriously almost resulted in the "big D" discussions with my wife. Fortunately, we got it fixed under warranty with the seller stepped up and met the repair person at our home and showed proof of purchase, and we got the cold side coil replaced due to a refrigerant leak.

Fast forward to now, that is the coil that was replaced under warranty. So it appears that there may have been some quick work done, and even though it is working fine, and cooling correctly since the warranty work a few years ago, this issue will not go away. I do have to replace the galvanized steel tray that is part of the drain, because it's clogged, but while I am in there doing that, can a layperson even help fix the lines being too close issue?
 

jeepman

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Ouch, so the rear panel kit for the Frigidaire issue is still over $500! I am thinking I will use my PC Building skills and see if I can find some computer case sound proofing materials that will serve the same purpose and provide a way to eliminate the condensation.
 

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Oh darn, I just saw now I posted this in the wrong forum! Thanks @Jake for seeing this is actually a KitchenAid brand refrigerator!
 

Jake

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Yes, I have never repaired this rust issue on any of my service calls as of yet, so I don't know what to suggest, just use your best judgement.:)

If you start cutting that metal out to replace it just be careful, if you cut into that evaporator line and you start hearing hissing, then your SOL. :eek:

I moved your thread to the KitchenAid forum.

Jake
 

tomm9541

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My fridge is a frigidaire professional built 2008, and I just did the repair of the rust. In this case, the previous senior homeowners were moving in with their kids and didn't want the fridge. So they left it. So while cleaning up the place we moved the fridge and saw the rust. Here are pics of the repair. I make no recommendation of attempting this repair, but posted just to show what the moderators(?) Were explaining.

Mods,you may want to save the pics for future reference, but may not want to keep the post here.
 

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jeepman

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My fridge is a fridgidaire professional built 2008, and I just did the repair of the rust. In this case, the previous senior homeowners were moving in with their kids and didn't want the fridge. So they left it. So while cleaning up the place we moved the fridge and saw the rust. Here are pics of the repair. I make no recommendation of attempting this repair, but posted just to show what the moderators(?) Were explaining.

Mods,you may want to save the pics for future reference, but may not want to keep the post here.
Wow!!! Thank you so much. My fridge is actually in the garage since we moved into a house with white appliances, so we're actually using our 18 year old Whirlpool Gold white fridge. I digress though: I can actually check out how to repair pretty easy now that I have an idea of what to expect.

I will say that one difference I will encounter is my rust spot involves a nut cap sticking out of the back. That means I still need to deal with a very rusty assembly that is hold something on the inside of the refrigerator section. I may need actual replacement parts for "best" repair.
 

Jake

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Frigidaire is the main brand to have this rust problem in the back.

Look here:
132,000 views. LOL

Jake
 
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