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Water leaking onto floor

Refrigerator was moved to another room to replace damaged wood floor due to break in water line on washing macine. Floor is replaced and refrigerator placed back in kitchen. Refrigerator was only unplugged for about 5 minutes each time it was unplugged. We turned water back on to use the ice/water dispenser. Two days after, noticed water on floor coming from front of refrigerator. It is not coming from water line tube. Ice is building up on bottom of freezer. I remove ice and it builds up again. We shut off water line to freezer. All ice is out of ice maker. Ice built up again on freezer floor. Can you help ??? Don't want to ruin wood floor with water again. angels

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  • sirimhorse Nov 08, 2007

    I've had the exact same problem with my bottom mount Dacor Epicure refrigerator. My unit leaks every day or so from just behind the freezer door seal (from under the unit, but the front half of the unit). I've had warranty repairmen out five times. Each time, they claim some other part is the issue and needs to be replaced. Each time, the replacement does not fix the problem and the unit continues to leak. Dacor has refused so far to replace the unit and now my new wood floors are warping in the spot where the leak happens.

  • p7350 Dec 27, 2007

    Noticed water on floor in front of refrigerator. Bottom of freezer has ice build up.

  • winmond May 14, 2008

    water on the floor in front of and the refigerator and ice build in in bottom of freezer. There is no rhyme or reason that I can see ( not when ice maker refills, or when using water dispenser etc.)

  • bcgs Jul 25, 2008

    Water is leaking onto the bottom of the freezer. Once enough water has filled the bottom of the freezer, it freezes and additional water overflows and comes out the front of the freezer. In the beginning we thought we weren't closing the freezer door completely, but this turned out to not be the problem. We still have not solved it. I just installed new hardwoods in my kitchen and I don't want to bring in the fridge until it is fixed. Anyone know what the problem is? I'm thinking there is a problem with the self defrosting feature.

  • ajones0048 Sep 02, 2008

    Ice built up on bottom of freezer. Leveled out frig and deiced and ice came back.

  • brynfrd Oct 07, 2008

    Same problem bottom freezer of a LG

    no ice maker I belive leaking out the freezer

    through the front door from the solid Ice on the bottom

    thinking maybe a drain plug which I can not see

    or a pluged air vent between the two compartments.

  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2008

    Magtag refrigerator water on floor

  • Anonymous May 05, 2009

    Water runs out from underneath the refrigerator. It happens about 2 or 3 times a week. A little less than an quart. Flows out pretty quickly then stops.



    Helpp

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    Hi,
    My refrigerator MOFFAT MRF1528T-7 often has freezer odd fan noise. but when I open the cover in the freezer, I don't find any ice build up and the fan works well and no big noise. When I put the motor and fan back, recover them. After several days, the odd noise will come again.
    Thank you very much for any help!
    Have a good day

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    Refrigerator compressor has hissing sounds when starting up and shutting off. No upper and lower cooling when we turn on the thermostat the compressor comes on with the cooling fan in the rear of the frig and the fan in the freezer and then the hissing sound like water going thru a orafice either from the compressor or the 3" x 1/2" copper tube the sound diminishes in 5 minutes but only very slight cooling in refrig only, then when we turn thermostat off the compressor and cooling fan shuts off and the hissing noise from 3" x 1/2 " copper line with multipal tubes connected to it comes on for about 5 minutes and slowly dimmishes away. we have the back cover removed all looks good. Also Can not find defrost switch. Is this worth the price of repair when we can buy a new refrig for $1,000.00.

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Angels, sounds like your defrost drain is frozen over. When the refrigerator is going into defrost it's draining through the front instead of the drain pan. You can remove the shelves and peel off the back cover and clear the drain by pouring hot water on the frozen drain hole. If you have a baster of some sort you could try to squirt the hot water through the venting on the bottom of the panel. Another way to to point a hair dryer on the drain hole. The best method is to remove the shelves and panel and make sure the drain is clear. Catriver..post back.

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I had this same problem with my Viking unit. Bottom mount freezer refrigerator.
Don't what model you have. however, After the repair people told me it was going to be 100 just to say hi, I took matters into my own hands.
After taking apart the freezer back wall i found a drip hole just behind the wall. after breaking up the ice. Put a hair dryer on it and managed to melt all the ice and from the bottom I found a few piece's of frozen bean segments caught on the hole.
This clogged up the hole and stopped the water from draining down to the defrost pan below and backed up and the ice would form and as it moved to the front of the freezer door it would drip out and wreck the floor.
After taking care of this and making darn sure the freezer never had anything left on the bottom in there. I save 650.00 and it only too me 2hours. on top of that I figured out how to remove my ice maker when i started having trouble with that.
If there is a drain hole behind the wall that could be your problem.
good luck

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My GE side by side drain tube clogs occasionally. Remove the ice in the compartment, pour a bout 1/2 cup of water in the drain, then use your little finger like a plunger in the drain.

Mine clears on the 1st or 2nd attempt.

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Just had a similar problem with a Samsung model. Water freezing on shelves, running down inside of door and freezing, clogging ice outlet spout, water on floor. Called out engineer. Before engineer came was standing beside fridge when wife closded door. Thought it sounded odd. Door being held slightly open by a pack of frozen food. It looked closed but was letting warm kitchen air past the seal. Checked the obstruction and the problem vanished. The ice hopper had been frozen solid. Stopped the engineer calling that was two weeks ago and all is well

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Yup, I had same problem with our Viking bottom freezer refrigerator model # VCBB363LSS. Ice built up on bottom of freezer and eventually started leaking out the front of the freezer onto the floor. The cause was a ice-clogged defrost drain in the back of the freezer floor. In order to fix it you have to either turn off the refrigerator for over a day to let everything melt or take off the back panel in the freezer, chip away or melt all the ice with a hair dryer and then repeatedly poor boiling water down the drain hole until it drains (out into a pan under the fridge.) The second was a bit of work, but took

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I had ice blocking the drain hole underneath the coil in my Kenmore but the drain hole is not visible until you remove the inside back panel that exposes the coil and the drain .Be careful, I broke the panel getting it out because of the ice build up on the bottom of the freezer.

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I have a Maytag side-by side fridge freezer. Ice had built up at the bottom and water used to come out the on to the floor. read all the solutions here- were a great help. Switched off the powers supply, Took out all the ice, opened the back panel and found the drain hole was iced. Removed the ice, but the water would still not go through. Opened the panel behind the refrigerator, saw the pipe coming from the drain to the tray where the water collects, removed the L-shaped rubber connection between the drain pipes, removed all the muck that was blocking the drainage, using a flexible cord, poured hot water down the tube to rinse off any muck stuck inside the tube, put it all back together and it worked.

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Our lg refrigrator on floor front of refrigrator
give me solution what i do?

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Continued fro catriver My Amana's drain tube (discharge end) is not visable from underneath without a mirror and it has a nipple arrangement which is flat, making it easier to clog up, even after I got the drain hole thawed, the water wouldn't drain until I squeezed the discharge end and broke whatever blockage there was. I continued to run hot (not boiling) water down to clean it out and I made notes to myself so I will remember the process, because I'm sure it will happen again.

Posted on Jun 09, 2007

I have the same problem. After searching the web, it looks like a blocked evaporation tube (or something more sinister!)

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SOURCE: maytag side by side, bottom freezer compartment had daily ice build up

I’ve had my Maytag fridge for 8 years. But only this week did the same problem show up as cathy824 and lew223. When I poked a drink stirrer into the top of the drain hole, it was hard as a rock. Not knowing why condensate from the coils was not draining into the hole and tubing that would empty the water into the pan evaporator on the bottom of the fridge, I took everything apart in the back and messed around with the black rubber elbow at the other end of the drain plug. I shouldn’t have bothered, because what I finally did was to pour boiling, boiling hot water over the drain hole to melt the ice and gunk that was frozen solid in the drain tubing. While I was doing that, I poked the stirrer into the hole, washing the gunk down the drain and into the very dry evaporator pan. Keep pouring hot water into the drain hole until you’re satisfied that water can flow freely into the pan.

That solved the problem of condensate water freezing on the bottom of the freezer and running onto the kitchen floor. Thanks to lew223 for the fix! The fridge should be good for another 8 years now.

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SOURCE: leaking water onto floor at front of refridgerator

could be a leaky water valve

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SOURCE: My Maytag side-by-side refrigerator/freezer Leak

There is a pan and drain hose under the freezer coil that is there to catch any water when the freezer goes into defrost. I feel strongly that is where you will find your leak.
I hope this helps.

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