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WATER COLLECTING IN BOTTOM OF FREEZER WHEN AUTO DEFROST COMES ON

I HAVE A SIDE BY SIDE MODEL MRS22WNGD7 . IS THERE A TIMER OR THERMOSTAT I CAN CHANGE OR ADJUST. EVERY THREE DAYS WATER COMES OUT ON FLOOR. I CAN SEE WATER FLOW WHEN ELEMENT COMES ON

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Hi,
This is a result of the defrost element coming on, and melting the ice formed on the cooling coils.
It seems to be doing this correctly, but there is an excess build-up on there to begin with.

Please check the door seals to make sure they are closing properly. Close the door on a piece of paper, and tug the paper to test the fit. If it comes out with little resistance in one area, you may need new seals.

Another cause is that it is defrosting too much - heating the contents, then refreezing. You have to check frequently to see this - or find foods clogged together. The solution to this is to replace the defrost sensor, or the control board which times it. If there are no other errors shown, it is probably the board.

It would be worthwhile searching the internet for the model and "problems" or "ice", as it could be a common fault with certain models, which may point you more certainly to a fix, but I would say the defrost sensor or control board is bad. Replace the cheaper of the two first.

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

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If this ice is not melted it will continue to build up until the air can’t flow over the coil to circulate the cold air through the freezer and into the fridge. The temperature change in the fridge is usually noticed first followed by the freezer.

If the defrost thermostat is bad it can prevent the heater from coming on OR it won’t turn the heater off when it gets too warm. It is clamped to the evaporator coil at the top to sense the temp. If it appears to be misshapen it is bad.
With an ohm meter it should show continuity when cold and none when warm.
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The defrost heater is located on the evaporator. It is in a tube which is at the bottom and can also go up the sides of the evaporator. On some types you can see a burnt spot if it’s bad. With an ohm meter it should show continuity from end to end when disconnected from the wiring in the freezer. You can also test the wiring for voltage when it’s in the defrost mode.

If you have a defrost timer you can test it. It can be located under the fridge behind the kick panel on the front. Some are in the fridge with the controls at the top. You can turn the defrost timer till it clicks and everything shuts down. The heater should now come on. If it does, replace the timer because that means the timer is not running. If it doesn't, check the heater and defrost thermostat. Turn the timer again till everything starts back up to end the defrost cycle.

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