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Maytag top freezer refrigerator leaking water

I have a Maytag refrigerator that has just started leaking water underneath. I have checked the defrost plastic tub in the back of the refrig and it appears to be fine. I found a plug for the icemaker but can't find where the plug goes. The icemaker is not hooked up. Could that be the problem?
Thank you for your help.

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  • Debi Fetterman Sep 07, 2008

    Do you have any diagrams to show me where the icemaker and other areas you spoke are in my model PTB1953GR

  • Debi Fetterman Sep 08, 2008

    I have Model #PTB1953GR refrigerator. It has started leaking water underneath the refrigerator. I have checked the defrost tube and tray and they appear to be fine. Where else could the water be coming from? It has an opening to connect a ice maker but there is no ice maker. I noticed in the freezer that the plug for the icemaker opening was not there and the opening had ice in it. I melted the ice in the opening and placed the plug in but it is still leaking.
    Thank you for your help.

  • Debi Fetterman Sep 08, 2008

    What else is there to check then?

  • Debi Fetterman Sep 08, 2008

    not one of the "experts" have answered my question directly. I want my money back!!

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Defected DEFROST HEATER can cause frost build up on the panel at the back of the freezer,and freezer stop cooling and ice frozen on unit so air could not flow to refrigerator side.Water will coming out caused of unbalanced freezing,and causing the flooding of water in the floor. You must change this defroster heater assembly so it will works normal again..
Heavy Frost on the Coils
This is good! This indicates a defrosting system failure which is a simple control problem. It also means that the sealed system (compressor, evaporator coil, and all associated tubing) is fine as wine in summertime. Defrost system problems are easy fixes that anyone with a pulse can do with maybe just a little help from their friends. The problem will either be the defrost timer (or Adaptive Defrost Control board, if so equipped), the defrost thermostat, or the defrost heater. To locate these parts in your fridge, check out these cool, interactive parts diagrams.

Hope this may help you;

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This problem is always occured by the a weak motor or not enough gas so check them both and u will solve it ^^

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After checking everything if it still leaks it is quite possible its due to some breakage in the unit.check it overall.

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Perform a complete overnight defrost, sometimes ice accumulating inside the fridge can cause leaks.

Posted on Sep 07, 2008

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    Ginko Sep 07, 2008

    Generally



    • If
      the water is coming from the ice maker water valve, check to make sure
      the water tubes are attached properly and are fastened tightly.



    • If the water seems to be coming from any part of the valve itself, replace the valve.



    • If the water appears to be coming from the defrost drain pan, inspect for holes or cracks, and replace the pan if necessary.
    Check also the following suggestions from Repairclinic

    "




    It leaks

    Water can leak from these areas:

    The bottom front of the refrigerator or freezer door
    The back of the refrigerator
    The inside ceiling of the refrigerator
    The inside back wall of the refrigerator
    Underneath the front of the refrigerator



    The bottom front of the refrigerator or freezer door

    Self-defrosting
    refrigerators usually dispose of the water generated during the defrost
    cycle via a tube or channel that directs the water to a pan at the
    bottom of the refrigerator. From the pan, the water normally
    evaporates. (See a more detailed explanation of this in the How Things
    Work section of our website).

    If the tube or channel is clogged
    or obstructed, the water backs up and leaks into the inside of the
    refrigerator compartment. Then the water builds up at the bottom,
    inside of the refrigerator. When the water has built up for a time it
    may spill out of the front of the door opening. To fix this problem,
    clear the drain tube or channel and allow the defrost water to flow
    down to the drain pan.

    In some refrigerators, the defrost
    water is intentionally directed down the back wall of the refrigerator,
    where it then flows to the bottom of the refrigerator compartment and
    out to a small drain--usually located beneath one of the drawers at the
    bottom of the refrigerator. If the drain becomes clogged or blocked,
    the water may back up. To fix this problem, clear the obstruction.

    Another
    cause may be the following. The refrigerator may have doorframe heaters
    to evaporate any condensation on the cabinet frame. If your
    refrigerator is equipped with a switch inside that says “energy saver”
    or something similar, while running in that mode the door heaters are
    disabled. Turn the switch to the opposite setting and wait 24 hours. If
    the condensation disappears the problem is solved.




    The back of the refrigerator

    Water
    coming from the back of the refrigerator usually comes from either the
    ice maker water valve or line (if there is an ice maker), or from the
    defrost drain pan.



    The inside ceiling of the refrigerator

    Water
    accumulating on the ceiling of the refrigerator is usually caused by a
    clogged drain in the freezer section beneath the evaporator. The
    clogged drain will cause water from the self defrost cycle to leak into
    the divider between the freezer and refrigerator. This water may then
    freeze and cause condensation build-up on the refrigerator ceiling. The
    solution to this problem begins with unclogging the drain. It may also
    be necessary to remove the entire freezer/refrigerator divider to
    thoroughly dry the insulation in the divider. Occasionally the
    insulation needs to be replaced to prevent a recurrence of the problem.
    This can be a big job – you may want to hire a qualified appliance
    repair technician.




    The inside back wall of the refrigerator

    In
    some refrigerators, the water from the defrost cycle is intentionally
    directed down the back wall of the refrigerator, where it then flows to
    the bottom of the refrigerator compartment and out to a small drain -
    usually located beneath one of the drawers at the bottom of the
    refrigerator. If the drain becomes clogged or blocked, the water may
    back up. To fix this problem, clear the obstruction.




    Underneath the front of the refrigerator

    If
    the refrigerator is equipped with a water dispenser on the freezer
    door, check if the water line to the dispenser is leaking. Also, check
    the drip pan to be sure it isn’t out of place, broken or cracked."


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    Ginko Sep 07, 2008

    Check here, you will find complete exploded views , to view the diagrams just click on the part.You can also buy parts from same website in the eventuality.
    If you want to order the complete repair manual you can call them toll-free at 1-888-895-1535 from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM Eastern time, Monday to Friday and Saturday from 8:00 AM to 6:00.

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