Admiral HMG 62163 water leaking internally & freezing in lower basket
I have a Admiral HMG 62163 side by side. Its has a possible internal water leak, it freezes in the bottom floor of the freezer and the basket is half full of ice. Some times their is water on the floor in front of the freezer door. Is this a problem with the ice maker feature or when the freezer defrosts it self. I turned off the water to the freezer (ice maker, etc) and cleared out the ice dam & basket. Maybe I can eliminate one of the two possible causes. I will give this a couple of days and see what happens. Thanks for looking and any help you can provide.
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Re: Admiral HMG 62163 water leaking internally & freezing...
Good attempt, its actually a clogged drain thats backing up and your drain water is not able to leave refrig so it falls to bottom of freezer floor and eventually out the door. romve the items from the freezer and take the lower back wall off form inside, directly under the evaporator under all that ice there is a drain hole, youll need to clear that hole of iec( pouring boiling water down until you get a free flow of water then you can reassemble uint problem solved
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you need to remove the toe kick panel grille below the front doors on the refrigerator behind this grille there is a connector and it can come loose,also possibly the water valve in the lower rear behind the back panel can leak,have a helper press the door paddle for water and check all these areas for leaks,if it leaks from the door stem where the water line goes up the door to the dispenser,then you will need to pull new hose up to the dispenser from the collar mentioned at first,some refrigerators can not have new hose installed due to the door has been foamed internally at the factory and cant be dis-assembled,then you would need a new door with the hose installed
There are 3 models of this unit:
That does not matter for hooking up water. Look on the back of the unit. You should see a 1/4 inch copper tube sticking out with a black rubber cap. Pull off the cap and connect your water supply using an icemaker connection kit available at any hardware. Most kits come with instuctions but it really rather simple. The key is to ensure there are no leaks at the saddle valve or compression fittings when your finished.
If you do not see a copper tube sticking out... carefully remove first the right side of the lower rear fiberboard cover and look for a water valve connection. It is usually on the rt side but since this unit is actually made by Sharp... I am not sure. Check both sides.
The kits run from around $10.00 for the plastic line kits and up to $35.00 for the copper line kits.
All kits use compression fittings and saddle valves for making the water connections. It is recommeded that you also install an external in line water filter even if your refrigerator has an internal filter. The external filters are dirt cheap compared to the internal filters and will make the internal filters last 5 - 6 times longer.
I'd re-check the water line from the water source to the fridge itself. There maybe a loose tube, or do vise versa and check the tube coming from the fridge to the faucet. If you can't find a leak, then it's internal. May have to call in a specialist for that to open up the back panels of the fridge to check further.
This is one of the most common problems that the maytag side by side has. ( Admiral ) The drain in the interior rear gets plugged and all of the defrost cycles over a week or so produces enough water to freeze up and the run over and come out under the basket then on to the floor in front left. If this is your problem, shut of the ref., remove the 2 or 3 baskets and remove the 2 screws holding the lower panel on. Remove the panel, careful not to cut yourself on the coil fins, remove the ice carefully, then use some hot/warm water to the drain area with a baster or something to apply and remove the water until it thaws and the drain clears of ice. Its about a 15 to 20 min. job. good luck.
Is there ice build up under the bottom basket in the freezer??
sounds like the defrost drain is frozen up. especially since your cleaning up once or twice a day. simply defrost the drain and flush the drain line with warm water. you will likely have to remove the freezer cover inside the freezer compartment to do this.
if there is no ice build up under the baskets then its likely there is a leak in the water line for your water dispenser line that runs in the door. if thats teh case you will most likely need a service company to fix it for you..