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Water leak under fridge, probably due to defrost cycle. Fridge model is TFG 20 JAWW

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Sounds like a drain clog in the freezer compartment above. remove the freezer rear panel and totally defrost the evaporator area, directly under the evap you see( under all taht ice) a small drain hole that has become frozen over, try defrosting with either a hair dryer( not a heat gun too much heat youl melt everything) or by pouring hot water donw the drain until you get a free flow of water down the tube. after its clear reassemble and you should be fine

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It keeps running and is not cooling good enough, what can I do to fix it? I don't have the money to pay some one to do it, PLEASE HELP!!!!!


Hi Don,

Without a brand model number - specific help will be impossible.

These are the things I suggest - but cant tell you exactly where the parts are located or how to access them. Try vacuuming dust and dirt from the condenser coils on the back or under side of the fridge.

If the freezer is getting warm too - the cooling coils behind the back wall may be clogged with ice due to a defective defrost circuit timer, heater or temperature sensor.

I do not know your skill set - so I suggest simply transferring the contents of the fridge and freezer to another and then unplugging the fridge and allow to defrost for 24 hours. Stuff some towels on the floor of the freezer and fresh food compartments to wick up water from melting ice.

After defrosting, plug into power again. It should cool down quickly if empty. Monitor temperature and cycling of the compressor. Expect it to turn on and off with temperature rising and falling inside. If it continues to run non-stop you probably have a refrigerant leak and are now undercharged. Many fridges aren't designed to be recharged (but can be if you want to pay for a charge port to be soldered in the suction line) so it may or may not be worth your while pursuing repair (depending on age, etc.) when used fridges can be had on craigslist, yard sale sites, etc. often times for under $100.

If it cycles on and off you probably have a defrost issue. The fridge will work well but - will gradually start doing this again. You can handle the problem like this, buy another fridge, or delve into troubleshooting the defrost circuit. Come back here with your findings and make and model fridge and we can step through the process then.

Good luck!

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Water found under the tray is due to excess defrost specially when the fridge is set to a lower temperature due to heavy frosting.
So during defrosting the excess water flows into the tray and overflows out which incidently has flooded on the floor.
What could be done is to drain off the tank, fully defrost the fridge by shutting down for few hours and then setting the fridge/freezer to a normal temperature.

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Its the defrost problem.In your unit the defrost cycle is not running on time.This is the procedure of the unit.--- The compressor starts then it cools the freezer section. When the freezer reaches its cooling level the defrost cycle starts functioning. In this cycle the fan in the freezer section starts running and the cool air in the freezer section is passed to the fridge section and the fridge section gets cold. The air from freezer to fridge passes from the section, in that section the damper is located.In your case the freezer gets cold, after that defrost cycle has to start, but in your case the defrost cycle is not starting on time so over ice gets internally build and when defrost cycle starts, this ice melts and this gets leaks in the vegetable and under vegetable drawer.-------- Get the defrost timer, and defrost assembly parts checked and repaired by the technician.Repairing will solve the problem.You can get required parts from from online sites like: --- www.repairclinic.com or from searspartsdirect online site. --------- This should help.Thanks.Helpmech.

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