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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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Master_Tech
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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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SOURCE: JCD2389DES Water Leak Problem

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

aborcass
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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

Sea Breeze
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SOURCE: Frost is forming in the freezer Hotpoint ctx21ga

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

jgwhomeequip
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SOURCE: Water leak from my Kenmore refrigerator

Your problem is most likely a clogged drain line. Which is located in the back bottom of the freezer a little hole. Run some hot water down it with a spray bottom and it should resolve your issue. Also yes a Tech will be able to fix this problem

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3. Noises / Sounds.

* Dripping sound.
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