Question about Frigidaire Refrigerators
Small water drip near front left side by freezer door
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Pool of water from freezer.
The likely cause is the drainage outlet is blocked by dirt deposits or frozen ice behind the plastic panel inside the freezer compartmrnt. Melted ice overflows the tray insteady of being discharged through the tray's drainage outlet tube.
To check if the tray drainage hole is blocked, it is easy to take off the plastic panel inside the freezer compartment by undoing the six small screws.
Please don't forget to switch off the electric before you attempt to clean the blockage. Good Luck
Posted on Jun 09, 2008
this could either be a blocked drain from the freezer not allowing defrost water to escape or the defrost heater failing to turn on due to a faulty defrost heater or defrost timer not enabling the water to escape
Posted on Aug 13, 2008
The problem was indeed a clogged frost water drain. I had to pull the frig out from the wall (found an incredible amount of dust accummulation in the alcove), then remove the vertical metal and horizontal cardboard covers to expose the drain catchpan. The 1/2" rubber drain hose end was only about 1/8" above the pan pointing directly into it perpendicularly. This was not enough clearance. There was a plug (formed by dust and water) in the end of the hose that came out easily when I 'roto-rooted' it with a screwdriver. The water flowed easily after that, but I went ahead and trimmed about 3/8" off the end of the hose and pushed it back into its slot. Then I cleaned as much as I could. The prevention is to keep the area behind the frig cleaned!
Posted on Nov 08, 2008
try checking the tube that water drains out , it could be plugged with crumbs or old partials of food and causing the problem, This has happened with my fridge at one time , affecting the defrost cycle of the freezer and dripping water out of the door, The tube was located under the crisper in the back of the inside of my fridge, Hope this solves your problem
Posted on Apr 19, 2009
Just to expand on the excellent advice from woodchuckie - I had the same problem and these are the steps I took to resolve.
1) Remove the back panel. There are about 7 screws to undo.
2) The drain tube is towards the middle about 3/4 inch in diameter.
3) Remove the tube. I found a little black rubber 'flute' which I have now removed as I think this was causing some back pressure. Make sure the tube is clean and free from dusty gunk. Mine was anyway hence the removal of the flute.
4) Remove everything from the lower 2/3s of the freezer compartment. Remove the screws (some are covered by white caps) there are about six. You must remove all the screws up to the place where the top panel starts.
5) The back panel may be frozen in place. From a standing position reach down and grab the protruding plastic - pull up and out. The panel should loosen. Turn it sideways to remove it.
6) You should now see the freezer matrix and the frost free heater pipes at the bottom. If your like me you will see a block of ice at the bottom!!
7) I took a hair dryer (carfull of the water/electricity hazzard) and melted the ice (also be careful about melting the plastic of the freezer!! doh).
8) With a sponge remove the loose water.
9) The drain is in the middle and is difficult to get to.
10) I took a screw driver to the hole and jabbed at it.
11) Boil a kettle and fill the shallow tray around the drain. If your lucky the water will work through quickly and you'll hear it falling into the evaporation tray. If not then keep sponging the water out and replacing with boiling water (and have a few more jabs with a screwdriver!). Keep working it untill you have success.
12) Ensure that the interior of the freezer is dry ( I blew some air from the hair dryer through the drain and got someone on the drain at the back to confirm they could feel it coming through.
13) Replace all the plastics, back panel and screws. Put everything back in the freezer, plug it back in and set it to power freeze.
The whole thing took about 45mins - 1 hour.
Hope this helps.
Posted on May 04, 2009
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Hello Yellow, thank you for your post!
I understand that your Frigidaire freezer is dripping water out of the corner of the door. It is possible that with your power going out the heat may have caused the gasket to warp. Do you see any frost build-up? The water that is dripping could be coming from condensation within the freezer. I would recommend checking the gasket to see if it is allowing warm air to enter the freezer.
I recommend that you visually inspect the door gasket for defects such as gaps or tears. You can also use a dollar bill to test the door gasket. Place a dollar bill in between the door and the body of the freezer. If the dollar bill pulls out with no to little resistance, you may need to replace the door gasket. A faulty door gasket can allow warm air to enter the compartment and cause frost to condensation or a leak. I hope this information is helpful. -Matt
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