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FRIGIDARE FRS26ZSEB: Freezer side, bottom collects ice and then leaks out the door.

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If the water is running down into the refrigerator section, This usually means the drain is blocked. Look in lower section at the top center ( you may have to remove control panel to get access) remove the drain cup gentle with screw driver from each side, clean , from under unit at the back locate the drainage tube, having someone holding paper towel from were you removed the drain cup blow into the tube to clear any blockage that might be in tube, re-install drain cup.
This should clear water leakage problem. 2) Icemaker You may have 1 or a couple problems here. First problem may be the water valve may not be closing fully allowing a small amount of water to continually leak into the icemaker.
Solution Replace water valve
Second; The problem may also be with the freezers defrost thermostat, If this is the problem though it usually means your food is also freezer burnt, Means the unit when in the defrost cycle is staying on to long allowing to much heat to be generated in the freezer compartment.
Solution: Replace the defrost therostat

Posted on Sep 14, 2008

  • mohammed marika thambi
    mohammed marika thambi Sep 14, 2008

    Replace water valve

    Replace the defrost therostat


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If you get ice in the freezer, start checking if the evaporator fan and the defrost system is working.

Try doing a complete defrost, ofthen this can solve the problem.


Cause for ice in the fridge can be evaporator/defrost syste, bad gasket, faulty thermistor.

Posted on Sep 14, 2008

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    Ginko Sep 14, 2008

    See also the following guidelines from Repairclinic:

    "In a
    self-defrosting freezer, poor cooling often results from a heavy frost
    build-up on the evaporator coils. You can't see these coils without
    removing a panel inside your freezer. But if you see any frost or ice
    build-up on the inside walls, ceiling, or floor of your freezer, it's a
    sure sign of frost build-up. And that's a sign of a problem with the
    self-defrosting system.

    Freezers should self-defrost three to
    four times in 24 hours. But if a component in the self-defrosting
    system fails, the freezer continues to try to cool, instead.
    Eventually, so much frost builds up on the evaporator coils that the
    circulating fan can't draw air over the coils. There's still some
    cooling because the coils are frozen. But with no air flow over the
    coils, the cooling is quite limited and the freezer isn't as cold as it
    needs to be.

    An easy (though often inconvenient) test of
    whether the problem is with the self-defrosting system is to remove all
    of the perishable food from the freezer, turn the thermostat to Off,
    and leave the door open for 24 to 48 hours. (Keep several towels handy
    in case the melting frost and ice overflows the drip pan). This
    "manually" defrosts the freezer. When the frost and ice build-up has
    completely melted away, turn the thermostat back to a normal setting.
    If the freezer then cools properly, it indicates a problem with one of
    these components in the self-defrosting system:



    • The
      defrost timer. To test this, manually advance to the defrost cycle. The
      unit should advance itself out of the defrost cycle in about 45 minutes.



    • The
      defrost thermostat (or bi-metal switch). This thermostat allows current
      to pass through it at temperatures of 20 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit and
      prevents current from passing through it at 40 to 60 degrees (depending
      on its design). This is difficult to test, though, because it takes a
      prolonged, very-cold temperature to turn it on.



    • The defrost heater. You can test this for continuity using an electrical meter.
    "


  • Ginko
    Ginko Sep 14, 2008

    Generally icing up is because the defrost system is broken or fridge is not cooling enough, in old fridge this is often due to problems with the condenser , see also this link: Cooling is poor

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