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Fridge Leak Maybe 3 times a week so much water accumulates under the crisper bins that it spills over to the outside. It does not matter if the ice maker is on or off. I have not tried turning the water valve to the icemaker off, but I have turned the icemaker to "off".

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Hi thanks for the question the water in the crisper is caused by a clogged drain tube Pull the fridge away from the wall. remove back panel clean all coils find drain tube in drain tray and clean to inside of fridge thanks the appliance doc

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Hello cyndys,
Welcome to fixya,

You said, Maybe 3 times a week so much water accumulates under the crisper bins that it spills over to the outside. It does not matter if the ice maker is on or off. You have not tried turning the water valve to the ice maker off, but you have turned the ice maker to "off".

Try turning the water valve to the ice maker off at the source and if it stops after you clean it out and dry the pool under the crisper, then we know that the leak is between the incoming water line from down behind the refrigerator to some where up inside the ice maker machine.
In the back of the fridge is a card board cover along the bottom held on by 3-5 screws. If you remove the cover and open the water valve again you will see if the leak is at the connection of the in water line or up the water line to towards the ice maker!If not there then there is an internal leak in the walls of the fridge between the point and the ice maker!

If you can not find the leak your self, you have three options .

1. Turn it off and not use the ice maker

2. Have service find the leak.

3 How old is the fridge?
Here is an interesting report I just read!

Repair or replace?

When to pull the plug on your old refrigerator

It nearly always makes sense to undertake simple do-it-yourself repairs,
such as replacing a gasket on a refrigerator or a freezer.

Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems
in the owner's manual.

Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model?
The answer depends mostly on the age of your refrigerator,
how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.

Follow these guidelines:

When a repair makes sense.

If your refrigerator is under warranty or less than four years old (three years for top-freezers),
paying for a repair makes sense.
Note that refrigerators under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician;
readers have found them on a par with independent repairers.

When a repair might be a wise choice.

If your refrigerator is out of warranty and is four to seven years old,
it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair.
But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage,
given that today's models are quieter and have added features.
Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008,
are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent
more efficient than those built before 1993.

When it pays to replace.

The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new refrigerator.
Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive top-freezer refrigerator
six or more years old or a bottom-freezer or side-by-side eight or more years old.

Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
of a refrigerator you replace is likely to end up in a landfill.

Let me know where the leak was if you follow that path!

Please do not for get to give a rating before you sign off!
Thank You, HUUUM

Posted on Sep 29, 2008

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