Re: drip tray full of water, don't know how to get it out...
Tough one. Remove the screws that hold the grill on the bottom front of the fridge. By lifting the electrical and water tubing up on the left, you can slide out the pan about six inches. Then use a turkey baster or something to remove the water. I haven't figured out how to remove the pan completely without taking out a lot of other stuff.
Next try to determine why there is so much water in there. In theory, it should evaporate.
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Check the evaporator pan underneath may be full of water. Clogged and dirty coils will not allow air circulation and slows the evaporation down so it overflows. If insied leak, check the drip cup in the center of the fresh food section just below the freezer , if its full of food water will overflow into bottom of fridge.
Tonight, get a battery flash light, turn it on, put it in the fridge and close the fridge door. Then turn off all the lights in the room. If you can see any light escaping around the fridge door, the door seals aren't working properly, and need replacing.
This is the main reason why too much water is being condensed and causing your fridge drip tray to overflow.
Check to see looks like the container is already full. You have to remove the tray full of water and then insert it again. It will happen again and again ( overflowing water) so you need to periodically check the container pan if water is full. Also by checking periodically that pan, you will minimize rust build up. You will need to wipe around it with soft cloth or rags so the body of your refrigerator will not decaying due to rust built up. This will destroy the metal parts of the fridge. Good luck.
The drain tray is under the fridge often times set back a little bit. Remove the kick plate by pulling from one side then the other side, strait forward till it pops off. The kick plate is a plate as close to the floor as you can get on the front side of the fridge going the entire width of the bottom of the fridge. Now get eye level with the underneath of the fridge. Center your view on the underneath of the fridge. The drain tray is right there. Pull it out, carefully as it is probably full of water, and dump the water out of it. Replace the drain tray and then replace the kick plate. Check the drain pan once a week or so and you should have no more water leaking on your floor. Hope this helps.
Is it leaking water INSIDE the fridge at the bottom - if so that is an indication of a clogged defrost drain - if you have a drip cup in your refrigerator, that connects to a tube at the back of your fridge, to carry the water from the defrost cycle down the drip pan at the bottom.
If you see water OUTSIDE your unit, the only explanation is an overflowing drip pan ! Water from the defrost cycle drains and drips on a pan that sits on the compressor or besides it - the hot air from the compressor will cause water in the pan to evaporate quickly - either through a fan or when the pan is placed directly above compressor. If your model has a fan at the bottom next to compressor, that blows the hot air on it, check to see if it's working when compressor cycle is on.
There is no reason for that drip pan to overflow otherwise, it is quite big enough, and the water from the defrost cycle is usually around 2 ounces and should evaporate quickly.
When the ice maker calls for water it pours for about 7 seconds if more will overflow and drips into tray , but the most common problem is the dual valve that leaks even after ice maker called for water (this valve is located in the back of the fridge at the bottom where the water line is hooked up.)
Had the same problem with mine. Got a technician to have a look. Inside the fridge at the back there's an overflow tray. CHeck if this is not blocked. Clear it by putting a tray behind your fridge under the overlfow pipe and pour hot water through the overflow tray inside the fridge. Sometimes food gets stuck in there and nobody thinks to clear this out. Mine was easily unblocked and now its stopped leaking.