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Water leaking from underneath the unit

There is water leaking from underneath the unit. Both the refridgerator and
the freezer are working fine, maintaining temperatures required.

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  • p1nky213 Sep 27, 2008

    After investigating behind the fridge freezer we found a pipe which was insulated with frozen ice around it. This is obviously what is causing the problem, the frozen ice is dripping onto the floor.

    The pipe leads from the freezer to a round black compartment located at the bottom of the outer unit.

    There is a white tray which is bone dry inside but we could not see any pipes which led into the tray.

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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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  • john gagnon
    john gagnon Sep 28, 2008

    what is the temp of the freezer

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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.

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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.

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