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WATER LEAK IN FREEZER POOLING AT BOTTOM & FREEZING THEN MELTING

Frigidaire FRS26ZSHB2 side-by-side refrigerator/freezer has water pooling in bottom of freezer which then freezes, later melts and drips out onto floor. What is the problem?

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  • irishscott Dec 15, 2008

    I have the exact same problem and am looking for any help. I have the freezer taken apart, but have no idea how to fix this.




  • james3468 Dec 22, 2008

    Same issue here. In the back it looked like there was ice backed up behind the back wall.

  • ddixon123 Feb 08, 2009

    It appears the water is leaking from the ice-maker, running down the back of the freezer.  Every 2-3 weeks enough water builds up around the fan blades above the condenser/defrosting coils, that it starts making the grinding noise as the fan beats the ice - so we have to defrost the freezer, take all panels off the back, dry everything, etc.  

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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!

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