Question about Maytag MZD2766GES Side by Side Refrigerator
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
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.
Posted on Dec 22, 2006
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.
Posted on Jun 25, 2008
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.
Posted on Aug 29, 2009
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
Posted on Dec 22, 2006
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
Posted on Aug 15, 2010
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.
Posted on Sep 02, 2008
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.
Posted on May 20, 2013
Our lg refrigrator on floor front of refrigrator
give me solution what i do?
Posted on Jun 25, 2008
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!)
Posted on Jan 01, 2007
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.
Posted on Feb 04, 2009
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.
Posted on Apr 20, 2010
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