We notice water running down front, starting just under the spill shelf of the ice and water dispenser. There seems to be no water under the spill shelf.
We've been told that there might be a defect in the door itself that allows sweating when humidity is high in the house. We believe this is possible since during hot summer days when our air-conditioning was running 24 hours a day, no leakage was observed. Now that cooler weather has arrived here in Florida and the a/c isn't running, leaking has started again.
302 NW Clearview Ct
Port St. Lucie, FL
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Re: leak running down front
Take the recess cup out and seal the area around it right where the front stainless steel panel meets the recess (right at the front of the recess) with clear silicone to prevent water from getting inside the door, then running out of the plastic frame area around the dispenser and running down the freezer door or out the bottom of the door. After the silicone has set, replace drip cup.
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is there a ice maker on this unit if there is its probably over filling the ice and leaking. Is there ice in the freezer it may not be getting cold enfough to freeze and that could be caused by a dirty coil in the back and under the fridge
if it has ice/water in the unit,check the hoses going from the supply line at the inlet valve on the refrigerator rear section,if theres a hole in the tube,when the ice maker calls for water to fill the ice trays it will leak out this pin hole during the time the water supply valve is open and then shut off when the valve closes due to no pressure on the line then,thats probably the reason the puddles not always there
you have a blocked drain in the freezer,take off the inside back wall of freezer,melt out the ice with hair dryer,now you have to unblock the drain,i use a steamer,they cost around 50 bucks,stick the nozzle into the drain and blast it out,when you think it's cleared out pour hot water in the drain and if water goes down it's clear,
Chances are you have a bad seal around the door if it's leaking from the inside which causes the ice to form as well, or if it's leaking from under the freezer you lave a bad heating element that evaporates the water collected in the pan under the freezer or you have a clogged hose that goes to the pan under the freezer which also causes the ice to form because the water has no place to go. Defrost and try to find a way to blow out the hose that goes from your freezer to the pan under the freezer and that should take care of your problem.
Check the ice maker. sometimes they get cracked a will leak water into the freezer compartment. Also check the ice maker fill tube for leaks or someone could have spilled something. Although this is tipical of a clogged drain. What happens is when the fridge go into derfost, it will melt all the frost that is on the evaporator, turning it into water. The water drains down to a trough under the evaporator and down a drain hole in the trough ( this trough is behind the evaporator cover ) Removing the melted frost from the freezer. If that drain is clogged, the water cannot leave the freezer. Then when the fridge starts back up ,it will freez the water that was not drained. After repeated defrosting the water will fill this trough and run off into the bottom of the freezer to be frozzen when the fridge starts to cool again.
I don't have the same refrigerator, but had a similar issue with a GE. Melt the ice at the bottom of the freezer. I think the water comes from the auto defrost feature. There should be a hole at the back bottom of the freezer that water would go into, and run to an evaporator pan under the refrigerator. The tube may be blocked that allows this water to drain, so it is backing up in the bottom of the freezer, and overflowing through the front bottom of the freezer to your floor.
unplug it again , sounds like your drain line has frozen, instaead of defrost water going down the tube and under refrig in drain pan, becuse tube is frozen its draining into freezer compartment and eventually spilling out through front of unit. totally defrost unit and behind back wall of freezer youll see a metal trough designed to catch water, in the center (under the ice is gonna be the drain hole, pour boiling water down until it runs freely