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I will be happy to help you out. Where is the water coming from, the front, back?
Small amout, consistantly?
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It sounds like the water could be from the icemaker system. This could explain the inconsistant, relatively small amout. The water would more than likely be coming from the line that runs up the back of the fridge to feed the icemaker. If the line is freezing up inside the freezer, the pressure when the icemaker fills would leak out the line because it cannot take pressure.
A couple more possibilities could be from the defrost system. Everytime the system defrosts water from the freezer runs to a pan down by the compressor, then evaporates. If there is a hole in the pan, it would leak. Inconsistantly and relatively a small amount. Or the drain line in the freezer could be plugged. But you would notice the ice building up on the floor of the freezer.
Give these couple things a look. If you have anymore questions about this, please feel free to ask.
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From the factory your machine should have come with an icemaker. This link is the diagram for your machine. Your machine was built by GE, for sears. That is the reason a GE machine is labeled kenmore.
The defrost pan for this machine is built into the pan the compressor sits on. In the back down by the compressor, look for the black hose that comes from the freezer compartment. It could be possible the pan developed a hole, for any number of reasons. From anything to moving the machine, to a mouse chewing a hole into it.
The water could be coming from the fridge compartment also. This will happen if the drain line in the freezer for the defrost water is plugged. If this is the cause you should notice ice build up in the bottom part of the freezer.
A bad door gasket will also cause moisture to leak from the fridge. But not that much.
If you have anymore questions please feel free to ask. Thanks Again,
Well, it is a process to remove the pan. Blowing through the hose was good. Reconnecting it better than it was before is also good.
This may have very well solved the issue. If not I would be looking at the pan. Not a whole lot of water comes out of that tube. You could catch the water in something creative and avoid alot of time and headache. I believe you are on the right track now as far as getting to the bottom of the leak. If a couple days go by and no water, great.
If you are still getting water, let me know and we can dig deeper. Thanks for your patience and Good Luck.