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How to Remove the Drain Pan From a Kenmore Coldspot Refrigerator

Damon Koch

If Your Kenmore Coldspot refrigerator has water leaking from underneath it, the drip pan is probably full. The drip pan catches water from the freezer's defrost cycle, which normally produces very little water. But eventually the pan can become full of water and overflow, causing a mess on your kitchen floor. Removing the drip pan to empty it is a job that requires very little time. It also gives you the opportunity to vacuum the refrigerator's condenser coils, which should also be done periodically.

  1. Examine the bottom front of the Kenmore Coldspot. If there is a grille, the drip pan is accessed through the front. If there is no grille, the drip pan is removed from the rear of the refrigerator.

  2. Pull off the grille by hand if there is one. Otherwise, unplug the electrical cord and pull the refrigerator away from the wall far enough to access the rear.

  3. Shine a flashlight under the refrigerator to locate the drip pan. Remove the drip pan and empty it in the sink.

  4. Use a shop vac to vacuum the condenser coils under the refrigerator while you can reach them. They can become caked with dust and debris and cause the refrigerator to run less efficiently.

  5. Replace the drip pan in the same spot from which it was removed at the rear of the appliance. Push the refrigerator back into place and plug it into the outlet. If you removed the drip pan from the front of your refrigerator, replace the grille by snapping it into place.