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Hi thanks for the question the drain tube is clogged up pull fridge from wall remove back panel if any locate drain tube in the drain tray clean replace .try that thanks the appliance doc

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Pool of water constantly forming on floor at front right corner of fridge. Can't identify where it's leaking from. Door seals are new. Fridge and freezer operating well.


Make sure there is no lint or dust in the fan motor located on the lower back of the fridge. If you clean the fan of lint and dust it should help evaporate water in drain pan.

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Water leaking from bottom of fridge onto the floor. Not a lot, but thought that the water pan might need emptying - can't find the water pan.


on some models the pan is made on the bottom of the compressor. the heat from it evaporates the water. if its cool in your house it may not get hot enough to do that so this could be where it is coming from.
keep a eye on the temp for a week or two in the fridge part. make sure its not warming up inside. if it seems to be fine your ok.

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I have a Frigidaire model number FRT18G4AWA refrigerator that leaks water from the top of the refrigerator part and has trouble keeping cold.


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Make Sure Your Fridge is Properly Sealed
One of the most common causes of a "leaking" fridge isn't a leak at all. It's the direct result of your fridge not sealing properly, and as a result running overtime to keep things cool. A fridge that runs excessively will build up extra condensation on the coils, which in turn can lead to the pool of water on the floor that's causing alarm. Check the rubber door seals on your fridge and freezer to make sure you're getting a proper seal. If you find a problem, wash the seals with warm water and soap and apply a thin film of lubricant (petroleum jelly works best). If this doesn't solve your problem, you may need to replace the gaskets. Also, check the adjustable legs on your fridge and make sure the fridge tilts a little to the rear. If it's leaning even a little bit forward, a proper door seal can be compromised.

Check the Drain Pan
Your leaking refrigerator may just have a cracked or damaged drain pan. Your fridge regularly drains water into this pan to prevent water pooling in the fridge itself. Evaporation takes care of the rest. Look underneath your fridge where the drain pan sits and pull it out for inspection. If it has a crack or is otherwise damaged, contact the appropriate retailer about getting a replacement as soon as possible.

Check the Defrost Drain
If your leaking refrigerator is draining inside as opposed to onto your floor, you're probably dealing with a clogged defrost drain. Your fridge is constantly producing condensation inside the freezer, and that condensation drips down the defrost drain into a drain pan underneath the unit. This defrost drain can become clogged with debris or, more often, it freezes shut. Look in your refrigerator manual to locate your defrost drain, and take the appropriate steps to unclog it (inundating your drain with warm water will often do the trick).

Check Your Ice Maker for Leaks
If none of these other quick fixes solve your problem, check your icemaker for leaks. It's a bit unusual, but sometimes the water line to the icemaker fails or comes loose, letting water into your freezer. Try tightening all connections, and if necessary, replacing the line that feeds the icemaker.


Hope this helpout....

Aug 13, 2010 | Refrigerators

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Have side by side 10 years leaking water on floor in front of refrigerator there is no water connected to refrigerator, cant find an overflow pan under neath...


clogged drain causing the water that cant reach the drain pan underneath to leak on the floor. Unplug fridge and open doors for 24 to melt ice likely clogging up drain. If that doesnt fix, you'll need to call refrigerator repair service

Jul 26, 2010 | GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator

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Our freezer leaks water on the floor. Looks like


I had the same problem, and the solution is that the drain valve was plugged. On my unit, I removed the lower back panel and started cleaning. It was filthy, and I don't think it had been cleaned for 8 years or so. Anyway, there is a drain hose that releases into a flat pan. The pan is really long and weaves its way through the all the other components under the fridge. It is designed to increase surface area and allow the defrosted water to evaporate. Anyway, the drain hose into that pan was plugged. I just removed it from the point of connection to the drain and blew into it (from upstream) and that dislodged the dirt plugging it up. My system allowed relatively easy access, but I would guess some designs might be pretty tricky. Also, make sure you have some towels standing by because when you remove the drain hose, all the backed up water will come streaming out. This was a surprisingly easy job, and only took about 30 minutes total. The main work was vacuuming all the dirt. The lesson learned is that this should be done every few months. Also, a lot of the insulation around the components had pretty much disintegrated, so that was more clean up, and I imagine there might be some issues now with efficiency and maybe hot or uneven spots in the fridge itself.

Feb 04, 2010 | GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator

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Water on floor at front right of refrigerator


Yep got a wood floor 1/2 way up do to water leak.

First lets decide where your leak actually is.

Fact: If the drain pan is dry does not mean that the water being disposed of during defrost is not getting to the pan, It could also mean that the water that is reaching the pan is being evaporated like it is suppose to be. So we have to find your source of the water first then decide on what is causing it.

Areas to consider:
1"Inside" coming out the front from under the door? This is most likely a stopped up drain pan. A cold area that is not suppose to be cold like when you have a freezer coil that is suppose to be defrosting and is not... See below for a more complete ideas list of things to check under Possibility.

2"Outside not underneath" The corner of the door also could indicate (if you have water in the door) a worn out water line or a kink in it that has finally started to leak. Turn off the water to the refrigerator for 2 or 3 days and see if the problem disappears. If so you know whats going on and can approach it from the door area.
3"Outside underneath" The corner could also be where the water is running to from someplace under the fridge. The drain pan drain line is the most common. Inspect it and repair as needed, maybe its just not over the pan. A new house keeper not acquainted with this box may have knocked it out during vacuuming just put it back over the pan. IF The sealed system has had refrigerant added it could be from an over charge and frost on the suction line defrosting during a shutdown.

Possibility's:


1 There is a drain that carries away the water under the cooling coils. These coils are in the freezer section.

2 The damper going to the crisper( s) is open too far allowing cold air to cause condensate on the fridge wall or bottom.

3 The freezer section is not defrosting and there is a spot where the ice buildup is allowing conductive cooling into the refrigerator section and therefore is allowing condensation on the refrigerator wall or ceiling.

4 The refg section has a heater (possibly not positive) in the area of the door frame, or it may have a "power saver" switch. This switch and the heater (if it has a heater it may not have a switch) are designed to stop condensation on the refridg while running. I fit is placed in the "power save" mode it turns off the heater. But, if you live in extream humidity (Great lakes east side or Gulf coats Houstion...) the humid air will condensate water out and it will collect and settle on the floor.

5 Door gaskets are not sealing especially on the bottom of the door. This allows warmer air into the fridge section and it is condensation on floor under the crisper.

If you check all of these items and still cant find it please post back and tell me what you did find. So I can help you more. Please rate me as much as possible as Im trying to keep my average up and do the things that will actually educate and help people.

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GE Profile Side By Side leaking water on to floor


there must be a hole in the lower back of the freezer compartment that carries the water to the drip pan when the fridge goes through the defrost cycle. Water on the floor means that hole is plugged and the water seeps through the doors. See the owner's manual - it will describe this issue. The fix is to have the blockage removed by squirting a solution of hot water and baking sode with a turkey baster or a similar injector.

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Water on floor


is possible that the plastic tube that leeds in the pan is obstructed or in a wrong position, check if water goes in the pan just put some water trought from the inside hole in the fridge and check if it reach the pan, maybe the inclination of the fridge is not sufficient, ( it has to be inclined to the wall direction so the water slides on the back inside wall of the fridge. can also be poor insulation of the fridge, so the outside surfaces come wet because of the hight air temperature outside and the cold surfaces of the fridge, then the water slides down the floor...make sure about air ventilation around the fridge!...I hope it was useful!

Jan 08, 2009 | Frigidaire Gallery Series GLHS269ZDB 36"...

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Water leaking onto the floor


You have a condensate line plugged up. So when the defrost cycle melts the ice from the freezer coil, it drains down to the condensate pan underneath the fridge via a tube (frozen pipe). Find the pan underneath the fridge, get the pipe that ends up at the pan and blow air through it. compressed air works the best, but lung power has worked for me in the past. After the clog is passed, there should be no back pressure. If the air doesn't work. You may have an ice blockage. You can try looking for the block, or turn the unit off, and then blow air after the ice has melted.

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