Water/freezing to ice at the bottom of the freezer MZD2766ge
After Hurricane Ike here in Houston and being out of power for 12 days, my freezer is now accumulating ice on the very bottom inside. I have slowed the water spigot to try and slow down the water pressure to the ice maker, but it is still just as bad. I'm having to chip the bottom wire bin out of the ice every 3 days or so... I'm afraid if I'm out of town the thing will accumulate so much, I won't be able to open the freezer door as the ice will be so tall the door will be frozen shut! The icemaker is still making plenty of ice. Please help! Thanks!
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Re: Water/freezing to ice at the bottom of the freezer...
Sounds like a drain clog in the freezer compartment above. remove the freezer rear panel and totally defrost the evaporator area, directly under the evap you see( under all that ice) a small drain hole that has become frozen over, try defrosting with either a hair dryer( not a heat gun too much heat youll melt everything) or by pouring hot water down the drain until you get a free flow of water down the tube. after its clear reassemble and you should be fine
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Make sure water is gettig to solenoid vale on back. If so make sure screen is not plugged and solnoid is real opening. May need to test coil on valve. If it is not opening or froze off Ice marker will cycle several times a day as it is temp actuated.
The problem can still be in your lines, or in the dispenser itself. If you run hot water with a little bit of vinegar in the lines and let it sit for about 30 minutes and then flush the whole system this should take care of your problem
Hello. Did you try running the water through the door until it becomes room temperature? This will completely flush out the water resouvior in the fresh food section. When it comes to the ice tasting bad, a lot of the time it is from something that has gone bad in or behind the crisper drawers. Take the drawers out and check. You may be thinking how can something in the frig compartment effect the ice? The frig is cooled by the freezer by a opening in the top and bottom of the center divider. Hopefully this helps.
Check to see if the fan motor in the freezer is running. Most likely it is not circulating the cold air Also make sure the defrost drain line is clear and has drained out. A frozen sheet of ice will restrict airflow also
You may have a problem with the computer control board in the ice maker. Try this. Turn off the icemaker for about 2 minutes.
Turn on the ice maker and press the clear button. Press and hold this button for 12 seconds to get it to force extract. This will confirm that the motors will work and push the ice cubes out. Afterwards, let it run by itself. If it still doesn't make ice, you will need to replace the icemaker.
you said, For the past three days, water has been leaking/freezing at an alarming
rate. The freezer had about 2 inches of ice built up and the bottom of
the refrigerator is holding water, too. Both crisper s were FULL of
water. I don't know if the ice maker connection is broken or what. Looks
like I have to cut off the cold water completely to the sink to get it
Sounds like the ice maker or its line is leaking the water to me. And obviously it will freeze in the freezer.
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