Water leaking from ceiling of frig, no ice forming.
I am pat8996 and my frig is a whirlpool 19.5 , frost free with top freezer and a thin layer of ice formed in freezer and there is water leaking into frig from ceiling. IYou supplied a solution today but since my problem was different from the person who has ice formin under veg and salad drawer I thought maybe you could review my problem again.
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Re: water leaking from ceiling of frig, no ice forming.
Pat,this is tom.if your box temps are fine.then you have a blocked defrost drain.[if temps bad ,will condensate in fresh food because warm temps]couple ways one is to shut box down eight hours other is to remove the back frezer panel and clean out all that ice and clear drain.you can use blow dry to melt ice[watch water and electricty do mix at all,be carefil]once ice gone use weed eater line with nott in one end to push threw and come out ouher end and cleanin His name,tom
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If we have ice on the inside of the freezer it means air is being pulled into the box somewhere. The most likely place is the door seal, it sounds like you already checked it, but I would suggest that you look very close at the bottom and aides of the seal too, it could be leaking in air from there. Check the inside liner for cracks and seal them if you find any. Look at the corners of the cabinet to make sure there is not room for air to come in.
Air leaks will lead to frost, it is just hard sometimes to find where it is leaking in.
Use a turkey baster filled with very hot water and flush it several times. That should resolve the problem. Also check the door gasket, if it is leaking, excessive frost would be visible causing more water then the system was designed to handle. Good Luck, Gil
Frost free fidges are supposed to stay frost free because the automatically defrost regularly. When they do this they may drain water down to the bottom of your fridge. Look for a tray that catches this water underneath the unit. Make sure yo keep it emptied. If you live in a very warm climate you may be getting a lot of humidity inside. There may be a switch that you can change for lower moisture.
Frost free does not mean no frost ever anywhere. It just means that there is a mechanism to defrost the evaporator on a regular basis. If there is a spot where frost is forming in the box it may just mean that a little bit of moisture that is not collected on the coil may be finding another cold spot to stick. The area where the fan blows into the cabinet is bound to be the coldest spot in the freezer therefore an ideal place to collect frost. Check the level of the unit and your door gasket to be sure the door is closing tight and true.
That is normal. The refrigerant runs through those shelves. They are the evaporator side of the unit.That is where the freezing effect comes from.
Check door seals for leaking air.
Keep door openings to a minimum.
Get in there and get out.
Those things will help prolong frost/ice buildup.
you have a cloged evap. drain. the rf is defrosting properly but with the drain be clogged the water has to go somewhere which is generally in the crisper draws on top and bottom models. two way to clear up this issue. turn rf OFF for at least 48 to 72 hrs. to allow the drain to de-ice or take matters into your own hands and take the back panel off of the freezer and using boiling hot water pour it down the evap. drain tube until it flows like you just flushed a tiolet