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My Hotpoint refrigerator drips defrost water inside

I have found it necessary to keep a crock on the top shelf of the refrigerator to catch the water from the defrost. My guess is that some tube which would ordinarily carry this fluid down to a pan below the frig is blocked. Can I free this up myself, and if so, how should I go about it?

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  • Charlie Jarman
    Charlie Jarman Dec 01, 2008

    Our brand isn't Hotpoint, but it does drip water inside -- when the fan for the freezer cycles off. We do not have an internal ice maker, although our fridge is capable of accepting one.



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The problem is the defrost drain trough is plugged with ice. You will have to turn off the refrigerator, remove the freezer back panel and use a baby aspirator to help you apply and remove hot water to melt the ice. Then insert the aspirator in the drain hole to blow out any thing that may have gotten lodged inside. You will hear the water draining now to the pain underneath the refrigerator. Hope that helps you, good luck!!
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Posted on Feb 25, 2009

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SOURCE: ice and water on the bottom shelf

the blower motor of your fridge which is located at the back panel of your fridge is not running

Posted on Mar 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Water fills up the drip pan under the frig in

The water accumulation is the result of the defrosting process that occurs in every frost-free refrigerator and is directly proportional to the humidity and the amount of time the door spends open. Aother factor is the door seals. If the doors do not seal correctly, outside air will infiltrate the compartments and also add to the accumulation. The door seal problems sometimes are just simply due to the fridge not sitting on a level surface thereby skewing the box out of square. If the seals are bad, they can be replaced. If the box is not sitting square, there are leveling adjusters on the bottom. The time that the door spends open is up to you.

One more thing, there is a condenser fan under the box that moves air under the box to cool the condenser coils. The air movement also speeds the evaporation of the water in the pan. If the fan is not running, it can contribute to this problem, but will also cause problems with the refirgerator keeping it's cool. It might be a good idea to check the fan.

Hope this answers your question

Posted on Jul 06, 2009

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SOURCE: leaks from under frig. I think it is the hose

In the freezer section. Behind the lower rear wall is the coils and just below that is a drain. If you will remove any ice and use a coat hanger or screw driver to push down through that hole you should be able to get it unclogged. Take a small cup of water to verify that you have it unstopped and your done.

Thanks for asking.

Posted on May 25, 2010

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SOURCE: Model ET18NKXDW06. Water dripping

Hello,

That water is from the melting frost of the automatic defrost cycle. Their is drain in the freezer behind the back wall under the evaperator coil that is blocked, so instead of defrost water draining it's pooling in the freezer or in some case espically on models with the freezer on the top,the water is leaking from the freezer vents into the fresh food compartment.
The way to clear the drain is remove back plate and remove all ice build up and GENTLY make a small hole in drain through then totally flush w/warm water.
The exact location of drain is under the coil behind back freezer plate in the center

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That water is from the melting frost of the automatic defrost cycle. Their is drain in the freezer behind the back wall under the evaperator coil that is blocked, so instead of defrost water draining it's pooling in the freezer or in some case espically on models with the freezer on the top,the water is leaking from the freezer vents into the fresh food compartment.
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