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Offline Frostilicus

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Kenmore LG Refrigerator - Help me get to Drain Line
« on: June 28, 2011, 10:59:32 AM »
Hoping to get some help with what I think is a clogged defrost drain line.  Problem began with water pooling in the top freezer.  Now water seems to leak beneath freezer bottom and drip out some little holes in the top of the refrigerator section.  Result is water drips all inside the fridge.

Unit is a Sears Kenmore 795 series which I found is made by LG.  
http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/lis_pdf/OWNM/L1005174.pdf

This LG Service manual appears to be very close, as most of the parts and components appear to be identical to mine,
http://136.166.4.200/contents/Fridge/LRTP1231xx/LRTP1231xx_Service_Manual.pdf

I managed to locate the condensate drain pan and pipe at the bottom of the back of the unit.  The exploded view on page 40 shows the drain pipe as part #105A.  But this pipe shown is very short and the diagram does not show the rest of the pipe which I believe must run all the way up to the bottom of the freezer.  Here is what I think is going on, please correct me if wrong:  Freezer air travels throught the vents in the back of the freezer.  Vapor condenses and falls to some pan back there.  This pan is attached to a long drain line that runs down to the 105A part I described earlier.  Some part of that system is clogged in my case and this is causing the pooled condensate to flow into the top of my fridge and drip inside instead of following the path it should down the (clogged) drain line.

What is my best option?  Pour hot water down somewhere in the freezer?  (If so then where?  Since the service manual doesn't really show the point where the drain line begins).  Should I try and access everything from the back?  Which panels must be removed?

Thanks for any help.  The wife is nagging to get this fixed and my beer rations are being held hostage until it is done.

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Re: Kenmore LG Refrigerator - Help me get to Drain Line
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2011, 06:11:55 PM »
Follow 13,14,15, and 16. Then your drain hole is in the middle of the evap at the bottom. Poor hot water into the hole and when it cools I wet vac the water out and add more hot water  until the water runs thru the drain hole.

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Re: Kenmore LG Refrigerator - Help me get to Drain Line
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2011, 09:29:16 AM »
niobrara,

I'm not sure I follow you.  In both manuals I linked too, page 13 begins with how to take the door off.  Either I'm missing something or could use some more detailed information.

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Re: Kenmore LG Refrigerator - Help me get to Drain Line
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2011, 06:16:48 PM »
Go to page 10 of the second manual.Follow steps.

 

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