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Re: Water leaking from underneath the unit
Hi thanks for the question is there water inside the fridge or freezer if not then the leak is coming from the drain tray at the back make sure the drain hose is located in the tray not outside the drain tray thanks the appliance doc
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You did not mention what Model and Make it is. That could change a fix.
Just a generic fix, assuming the unit its not too new, the first thing you want to do is turn the water off that is feeding your ice maker. Behind the refer on the wall. Be careful to not kink the water pipe pulling out and putting back the refer during your repair.
If stopping the leak into the refer was accomplished by turning off the water, now your confronted with how old is the refer and is it worth digging around and finding the actual leak. If the leak is in the wall of the refer (not the house wall), basically, just forget it, live with it and buy some ice trays. If you want the ice and it is really old, you may want to take this opportunity to replace the unit.
This would be my first assessment, not knowing age, make and model number. Sorry, wish I could be more helpful.
Hi there, I know that most units have a drip tray at the back or under the unit itself. well the older ones anyway, not sure with really new ones, but they shoukd. these trays hod water condensation and any drainage from the fridge itself. These trays sometimes have a coil in them which heats and help to evaporate the waterso that it does not overfill and spill out. these trays can become overfilled, the heating elemet can stopworking or
When a refrigerator leaks water like yours, it is common for the problem to be nothing more than a clogged defrost drain. When the unit defrosts itself, the frost melt water drips into a pan underneath the evaporator in the freezer, and goes through a tube from there to the bottom outside of the unit. Since the water cant go down this drain, it backs up on the freezer floor, then eventually the kitchen floor.
This could be a blocked drain.Behind the fridge is a hose/pipe running from the inside of the fridge down to the compressor where the water will then evaporate.If this pipe is blocked,the water will push up back into the fridge.Try to blow the hose clean from inside the fridge.This should solve your problem.
First, make sure the refrigerant coils underneath the unit are not dirty. If so, clean them off.
Second, make sure the compressor (underneath the refrigerator) is running.
Third, make sure the compressor fan (underneath the refrigerator close to the compressor) is turning. This fan should always be turning when the compressor is running. It removes heat from the refrigerant coils and transfers it to the outside.
Fourth, make certain the evaporator fan (in the freezer, likely behind an access panel) is turning.
All of these conditions must be present for proper cooling.
Is the drain pan underneath overflowing? If so the water filter may be clogged and the water leaking past it to the pan. The normal amount of water from the defrost cycle shouldn't fill it up. The condenser fan usually evaporates the water by blowing the warm air on the pan.
There could be a leak because or the defrost drain being stopped up but this usually comes out the bottom of the freezer door.
Your drain tubemay be stopped up with ice at the upper end
because it drains too slow because it's stopped up at the lower end in the
evaporator pan under the unit at the floor. It can get dust and mold in it.
Once you get the ice out at the top a little pressure with a turkey basterwill usually clear it out. Flushing
it out with hot water and clorox may help. Make sure it drains quick enough to prevent
refreezing. . The drain should be located below the evaporator coils on the
lower back of the freezer.
WHAT IS HAPPENING IS THECONDENSATION IS FREEZING INTHDRAIN PAN IN THE FREEZER.WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IS TAKE THE BACK PANEL OFF IN THE FREEZER COMPARTMENT.ALSO THE BOTTOM TRAY IN THE FREEZER.YOU'LL NEED TO MELT THE ICE WITH HOT WATER THIS WILL WORK FOR A WHILE.MAKE SURE YOU DEFROST THE DRAIN TUBE AS WELL,LITTLE MESSY BUT IT WILL WORK.HOPE THIS HELPS.
The drain is probably clogged. Use a pipe cleaner to clear and then use a turkey baster and force hot water through. Follow with a weak bleach solution. Drain is usually in the middle of the bottom. maybe towards the back. It is supposed to drain into a pan underneath the unit and then evaporate. Another solution could be a leaky door gasket. This overwhelms the defrost system and causes leaks.