GE (Mode TBX21ZLG) Frige has water collecting in bottom
Runs almost continuously to keep interior at 40, back of freezer has frost on wall, and water spills to floor every few days, after completely drying out bottom. Can't find a way to any drainage tube for defrost cycle, and the ice maker water is off.
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If there is definite frost which has some depth to it, you may have a bad defrost timer. look for the timer usually inside kick plate in the front of unit. it'where you clean the condenser coils. with a flat head screwdriver or your finger turn the knob until the unit shuts off. if the fridge doesn't come on in 1/2 hour you have a bad timer motor and buy a defrost timer. if the unit comes on in 20 minutes or so the timer is good and you have to look elseware possibly the condenser coils and fan which are near the bottom clean coils anyway because it's good practice to keep them clean to save energy. the fan either works or it doesn't make sure refridgerator is running to check this. anything else you have to defrost the evaporater in the back wall of freezerthis could take some time but after it's defrosted turn timer to off a see if the heater is red in color if not then with a multi meter with the unit unplugged test across heater for continuity on heater . klixon and hi-temp cut out. good luck. if you are not feeling safe call a repairman
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Look inside the freezer on the interior walls is there any frost or ice buildup on the walls of the freezer? If yes this sounds like ice build up behind the walls where you cannot see it in the freezer can you disconnect refrigerator remove the frozen food and place a bucket of hot water in there for about an hour with the freezer door shut and some towels on the bottom of the freezer to collect excess water before it runs out on your floor. provide the model number of your refrigerator and contact me and I'll tell you what we need to get
Something to try....on the back wall of the fridge nearer to the top is a little cup like part sticking out. There is water in it but it usually runs down an attached tube inside back wall and ends up under the fridge and gets evaporated. If that tube or the little cup thing is plugged then it will drip in the fridge and collect on the inside bottom of the fridge. So the trick is to clean them out. Check it out ...may solve the problem.
When in defrost mode, frost is melted and the water is directed to a tray at the rear bottom of the freezer. A tube is connected to the bottom of the tray so the water is sent down the back of the refer to evaporate at the bottom.
The tube gets clogged with gunk, water backs up and freezes. Then, at the next defrost cycle the water has no place to go except into the refer interior.
Unload the freezer, remove the bottom plastic plate, let the ice melt, unclog the tube, put everything back together and you're good to go!
The defrost drain is located just under the cooling coils in the back of
the freezer. You will need to unload the food and remove the shelves
from the freezer. Take the back panel off from inside the freezer and
you will see a hole just below the coils. Flush it with hot water using a
turkey baster or small hose. See the link below for more details.
if one of the panels in the fridge has frost on it, the evaporator coils may be iced up. this restricts the cold air flow. to defrost: empty the fridge and freezer, turn it off, remove the panel in the freezer that has the frost, use a hairdryer and defrost the ice buildup, sop up excess water, dry it up, replace the panel, turn it on (while it's empty), set the temp halfway, and close the doors. when the compressor turns off, fill the fridge. if the panels are frostless and the coils are warm, you may be out of refrigerant from a freon leak somewhere. it might be cheaper to replace the fridge.
During the defrost cycle heaters in the wall of the freezer are turned on to melt the frost build up. This melted frost "water" is supposed to run out a drain in the bottom of the freezer and collect in a pan under the refrigerator/freezer where it will eventually evaporate. If this drain is blocked it will cause a lot of water to collect in the bottom of the freezer and that water will eventually turn back into ice. I recommend defrosting the freezer manually, removing all the ice/water buildup in the bottom, and trying to unplug the drain line to the pan underneath. Also check the seal on the freezer door. If it's not sealing well it could be letting a lot of moisture enter the freezer which would lead to more frost buildup and more water during the defrost cycle.
Hi. The most common failure for this make refrigerator is a bad evaporator fan motor. You should feel air coming out of the diffuser in your freezer. If not, either the fan motor is bad or you have alot of frost build up on the evaporator. You would see alot of frost on the back wall of the freezer where the evaporator coil is located. If this is the case, most likely the defrost bimetal thermostat. But if no frost, the evaporator fan motor is most common and likely to be your problem. Visit me on Ebay username: themackshack. Good luck! Mack