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Kenmore Refrigerator Defrost Drain Clogged

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The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Refrigerator defrost drain clogged are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Refrigerator defrost drain clogged

Cause 1Clogged or Freezing Defrost Drain

The defrost drain might be clogged or frozen. If the defrost drain is frozen, the water will overflow the drain trough and drip down to the bottom of the compartment. If the defrost drain is frozen, thaw it out and ensure that the drain is clear of debris.

Cause 2Drain Strap

Some defrost drains are outfitted with a drain strap. The drain strap is a small piece of copper or aluminum that attaches to the defrost heater and extends partway into the defrost drain. When the defrost heater turns on, heat is conducted through the drain strap to melt away any ice that may have accumulated further down in the defrost drain. If the drain strap is not in place, the defrost drain may be more likely to freeze over.

Parts
Drain Strap for your KenmoreRefrigerator
Drain Strap - Part # 726493 Mfg Part # 819043

Refrigerator defrost drain strap kit to prevent the drain tube from freezing up. This kit only applies to Whirlpool built top freezer refrigerators.

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