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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.

Brownstown, Mi

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  • rmiller249 Oct 26, 2008

    I did as you suggested and found a ice jam - plug in the defrost drain. This was removed with the hot water and I cleared out the drain tube with compressed air. I reassembled the freezer and turn on the ice maker (water). I will seen what happens later today. I will keep you posted.

    Thanks Again for your help,


    Brownstown, Mi



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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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