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What to check when your refrig. cools ok but leaks water from freezer

The cause of that drip is going to be a blocked defrost drain in the freezer and the water from the defrost is pooling up in the freezer then when it can't hold anymore it's dripping through the vent in the ceiling of the refrigerator onto the shelfs. By removing the back wall of the freezer you could find the drain on the bottom of the freezer coil. By GENTLY peircing that frozen drain at a 45 degree angle until a small hole is formed in the built up ice it could be totally flushed using warm water once a small opening is made in the ice in the drain.


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water dripping from front bottum of freezer compartment -inside of frigerator


Hello,

The reason for that water drip is from a blocked drain of the defrost,since that drain is blocked it is causing water to collect/drip from the freezer.I have written a tip about how to clear that drain,
http://www1.fixya.com/support/r9945686-check_when_refrig_cools_ok_but_leaks


GENE

Oct 27, 2011 | Refrigerators

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The top of the inside of my 2002 Whirlpool refrigerator Model ET1FTK (top mount)is frozen and is dripping onto the first shelf.


Hello,

The cause of that drip is going to be a blocked defrost drain in the freezer and the water from the defrost is pooling up in the freezer then when it can't hold anymore it's dripping through the vent in the ceiling of the refrigerator onto the shelfs. By removing the back wall of the freezer you could find the drain on the bottom of the freezer coil. By GENTLY peircing that frozen drain at a 45 degree angle until a small hole is formed in the built up ice it could be totally flushed using warm water once a small opening is made in the ice in the drain.

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GENE

Oct 13, 2011 | Refrigerators

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hotpoint model #ctxy14epjrwh slow water drip from inside of the refrigerator. inside the top of the frig, center, there are several components that appear to come down from the freezer. the lowest one drips occasionally to the top shelf of the frig, where it freezes. (yes freezes in the frig) the point where it drips from will also sometimes have a frozen drip.


That water is from the melting frost of the automatic defrost cycle. Their is drain in the freezer behind the back wall under the evaperator coil that is blocked, so instead of defrost water draining it's pooling in the freezer or in some case espically on models with the freezer on the top,the water is leaking from the freezer vents into the fresh food compartment.
The way to clear the drain is remove back plate and remove all ice build up and GENTLY make a small hole in drain through then totally flush w/warm water.
The exact location of drain is under the coil behind back freezer plate in the centeroldtech2332_52.jpg

Aug 24, 2011 | Refrigerators

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Model ET18NKXDW06. Water dripping from freezer down back of refrigarator. Placed bowl underneath opening to catch water. Should be going down to catch pan right???? Help Nell


Hello,

That water is from the melting frost of the automatic defrost cycle. Their is drain in the freezer behind the back wall under the evaperator coil that is blocked, so instead of defrost water draining it's pooling in the freezer or in some case espically on models with the freezer on the top,the water is leaking from the freezer vents into the fresh food compartment.
The way to clear the drain is remove back plate and remove all ice build up and GENTLY make a small hole in drain through then totally flush w/warm water.
The exact location of drain is under the coil behind back freezer plate in the center

Gene

Aug 10, 2011 | Whirlpool Refrigerators

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water dripping in to freezer bottom ten pools on


Sounds like you have a drain that is plugged. When it goes into defrost the water hass no place to run. Thats when you get water like that. I would defrost it completly. Then try to get to the drain and pour hot water slowly to see if it goes all the way down to the pan. If not. Yu may have to have air pressure to go thru the drain.

Aug 30, 2009 | Refrigerators

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