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F/Freezer Water leaks

Most times water leaking from a F/Freezer is due to a blocked drain hole....This can be cleared simply by using a plastic straw..put a little water in your mouth then using the straw direct this down the hole to clear and flush out at the same time.....Dont use any metal or solid to clear as it may damage..

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ice in refrigerator


Usually a blocked drain at the rear just above the bottom shelf. Use a plastic drinking straw to clear the hole. Could just be condensation if you are in and out of the fridge a lot.

Aug 07, 2012 | Frigidaire FRT17B3A Top Freezer...

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I need an owner manual for the whirlpool refrigerator with the model number ET14JKXDW10. Inside fridge leaking water


Water inside fridge usually due to blocked drain tube, clear with drinking straw and check door seal and clean condenser

May 09, 2012 | Whirlpool Refrigerators

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Ice forming at bottom of Daewoo freezer. How do I fix this


Look on the back of the unit for a plastic hose coming out the bottom to a drain pan usually sat on top of the compressor. Bend a straw and push up inside. If it won;t go, there is a blockage, usually ice in the drain. Fully defrost the freezer and blow through the straw until clear.

Apr 28, 2012 | Daewoo Freezers

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i have a maytag refrigerator side by side. water is leaking through a vent in the back of the freezer compartment, what causes this?


you have a small drain hose on the inside at the bottom these get blocked get a long thin straw and put it in the hole that will clear it

Nov 17, 2011 | Refrigerators

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Cold Freezer Hot refrigerator


I'm having the same problem with a Haier Model HTE18WAAWW.

Water is dripping into refrigerator section from the freezer section. Eventually, refrigerator section was not cooling adequately. Freezer was freezing, but there was eventually ice crystals inside similar to hoarfrost. (See Google images for hoarfrost if you're not sure what hoarfrost is.)

I turned off and unplugged unit for several hours while I removed the floor pan and internal back panel in the freezer. There was ice built up in the evaporator drain pan that was blocking the air flow of cold air from the evaporator into the refrigerator. I melted the ice with a hair drier plugged into a GFI outlet for safety.

I dried everything off. I could not find evidence of water going down the condensate drain tube below the evaporator to the condensate drain sitting on top of the compressor. I tried running a coat hanger down the drain line to no avail. I poured hot water down the condensate drain line to no avail. I put everything back together. Works fine as far as cooling and freezing, but water is still dripping into the refrigerator.

I think the defrosters are okay unless the heater strip below the evaporator is burned out. I base this on the fact that there is no condensate around the door gaskets even though the temperature in the house is hot and humid. I may have to Ohm that heater out. I'm thinking the drain line is clogged for the condensate drain. It may need longer defrosting.

If longer defrosting don't work, I'm thinking I need to rethink how to clean out the condensate drain line. Maybe low pressure compressed air???

Aug 14, 2008 | Haier HTE21WAAWW Top Freezer Refrigerator

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