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Leaking water inside fridgerator

In Freezer the drain hole continually freezes over so that water drips down into fridgerator

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  • southerlegs Oct 02, 2008

    ok i have a roper fridge and i have water leaking in to the fridge from the freezer all day long every day . i do have a ice maker BUT it is Not ****** up and it is even turned off .. So can someone Please help me fux it ..

  • physicsdude Oct 23, 2008

    My refrigerator is a different model number EE21MMXJW00, but sounds like exactly the same thing. I have water dripping from the plastic slot in the top back of the refrigerator from the freezer. My ice maker is also turned off as I though perhaps this was the source but it's still filling up the bottom of the fridge every other day.

  • bad6217 Feb 15, 2009

    I HAVE water leaking with or without icemaker on or off cleaned condensor fins still leaking

  • antar46 Apr 04, 2009

    Mine is a Roper, but my problem is the same..ice is building up on the freezer floor and water is dripping down to the top shelf of the fridge..my feeling is that there is ice in the drain tube and I thought a shut down and cleaning would help, but it started again immediately after I turned it back on..this is driving me nuts..the food in the freezer stays frozen and the food in the fridge stays cold too..it has ice maker, not set up and the arm is set to off..

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You need to manually defrost then let sit over night .Pour warm water down the drain hole if does not go down fast than you will need to clean drain tube out with wire start at the rear of the unit and there will be a drain tube going in the drip pan good luck :)

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1)In the back of your freezer compartment is the drain hole. It's very common in GE for the drain to freeze up. With the drain hole plugged up, your freezer will continue to defrost the evaporator, but not the water in the drain hole. So the water builds and freezes, builds and freezes until it eventually overflows into the air diffuser for the fridge causing the leaky fridge problem."Heat Probe" that can be installed.This will prevent water from freezing up in the drain hole allowing it to drain as designed

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