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Hotpoint no frost ctx21ga refrigerator leaking water

I have an older model Hotpoint refrigerator. Its self defrosting with an ice-maker thats not hooked up. Recently started making loud "clunking" sounds as it cycled and now there are pools of water underneath fridge all over the floor. Some days worse than others. Any suggestions?

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  • bendar Mar 24, 2009

    Water forms in bottom of fridge under veggie trays. Fills up and leaks on the floor when the door is opened.

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SOURCE: hotpoint refrigerator water dispenser not working, while ice maker, works slower

Check or replace the water filter

Posted on Jan 26, 2008


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SOURCE: Hotpoint Ultima Fridge/Freezer keeps leaking underneath

yes this is probably the source of the problem - the defrost water doesn't flow down the drain.

melt the blockage with hot water till you get free flow down the drain - takes a bit of patience

tresilla

Posted on Aug 29, 2008

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Once I saw that the drain tube went up over the coil before draining into the evaporator pan I decided to buy a small piece of flexible plastic tubing and re-route the tube so the water could freely flow down hill. It's been over two months with no additional problems. I can assume that since the water drains freely it doesn't stay trapped in the elbow freeze and the cause the collector tray to ultimately overflow.

Posted on Nov 24, 2008

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sounds like a drain clog in the freezer compartment above. remove the freezer rear panel and totally defrost the evaporator area, directly under the evap you see( under all taht ice) a small drain hole that has become frozen over, try defrosting with either a hair dryer( not a heat gun too much heat youl melt everything) or by pouring hot water donw the drain until you get a free flow of water down the tube. after its clear reassemble and you should be fine

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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I am looking up your model now, it is for sure in the defrost circuit that is causing this. Yes, from what I can find your model has a defrost timer. But have not located where it is, most times 2 places, behind kick plate near floor or inside fresh food cabinet inside the panel where the temperature control is located. When you locate it slowly turn clockwise until refrigerator stops running. At this point it should be in defrost. If timer does not work it will need replaced. I'm still doing some searches on your model so please understand this is not a solid yes, that this is your problem, but we will find it. Let me know what you find, Thanks, Sea Breeze

Posted on Apr 20, 2009

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Dripping sound.
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* Air rushing or blowing.
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* Louder when starting or coming on.
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* Popping, crackling, or sizzling about once a day.
If your model is self-defrosting, the defrost system utilizes a heater to remove the ice and frost from the freezer coil. During this period you will hear some expansion noises as heat is applied to the coil and you may experience some sizzling sounds as the melting water drips on the heater.
* Running water.
If you have an ice maker equipped model, the ice maker will call for water as the old batch of cubes is ejected and the ice maker starts to make more cubes. This will last for about 10 seconds and is normal.
* Vibrating or rattling noises

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I am looking up your model now, it is for sure in the defrost circuit that is causing this. Yes, from what I can find your model has a defrost timer. But have not located where it is, most times 2 places, behind kick plate near floor or inside fresh food cabinet inside the panel where the temperature control is located. When you locate it slowly turn clockwise until refrigerator stops running. At this point it should be in defrost. If timer does not work it will need replaced. I'm still doing some searches on your model so please understand this is not a solid yes, that this is your problem, but we will find it. Let me know what you find, Thanks, Sea Breeze

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Cooling is poor For an overall understanding of how refrigerators should work, read about refrigerators in the How Things Work section of our website. A refrigerator or freezer that is cooling, but cooling poorly, may have a problem in one of several areas:

Evaporator coils
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Poor cooling is often the result of a heavy frost build-up on the evaporator coils or a condenser that is clogged with dust, lint, and dirt. 

Evaporator coils Poor cooling is often the result of a heavy frost build-up on the evaporator coils. You can't see these coils without removing a panel on the inside of your freezer. A sure sign that there is a build-up is the presence of any frost or ice build-up on the inside walls, floor, or ceiling of the freezer. Such a frost build-up usually indicates a problem in the self-defrosting system or damaged door gaskets.

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Here's an inexpensive, though inconvenient, way to determine if the problem is with the self-defrosting system. Remove all of the perishable food from the refrigerator and freezer, turn the thermostat in the refrigerator to Off, and leave the doors open for 24 to 48 hours. (Be sure to have several towels ready in case the melting frost and ice causes the drip pan to overflow). This allows the refrigerator to defrost "manually." When the frost and ice build-up has completely melted away, turn the thermostat back to a normal setting. If the refrigerator then cools properly, it indicates a problem with one of three components in the self-defrosting system:

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  • The water line that's attached to the back of the refrigerator. Make sure you have good water flow. If the flow is poor, repair, clean, or replace the tubing or the shut-off valve that supplies the water.


  • The water-inlet valve. Replace it if it has failed.

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