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Water under drawers, condensation on top of freezer

Water keeps on pooling under the fruit and vegetable drawers and I can not figure out where it is coming from. Also, there is a lot of water drop stalagtite or stalagmite looking things forming on the top of the freezer compartment. Unit seems to be functioning just fine.

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  • Pamela Carltock Jan 14, 2007

    Well what you said made sense but I couldn't locate the drain hole after I cleared everything out of fridge. The back plastic piece that covers it would not come off. I am hoping that by cleaning off built-up ice over that area and removing some of the trash that may have been blocking flow, it will help. I did as much as I could, even researched schematic for this model but could not find clear way to get to drain hole. Bought it as a floor model and I'm not sure I ever got a book with it. Thanks.

  • Pamela Carltock Jan 14, 2007

    Well catriver - doing what I did, did not help. This morning I had all new puddles under my bins. By the way, what the heck is a calrod heater? Thanks again



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Water collecting on the top of a freezer, I have to wipe it every week, it is on the outside of the freezer, on top of the formica surface. Please Help.

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Harrtock, what's happening here is that your defrost drain in the freezer section is clogged or frozen over. When the unit goes into defrost, some of the water is running down the air duct to the refrigerator and gathering under the drawers. You need to clear out the freezer, remove the rear panel and clear out the defrost drain. You can do this by pouring hot water over the drain hole with some sort of baster. To prevent this from happening again take a piece of copper wire and loop it over the calrod heater on the evaporator and push the other end into the drain hole. Now when the heater comes on in defrost the heat will keep the drain hole from freezing back.

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