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I have condensate leakes into the bottom of my freezer and ices up the bottom of the freezer

Condensate from my frost free Freezer portion of my Maytag fridge ends up forming a sheet of ice on the bottom of the freezer.

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YOUR DEFROST DRAIN IS CLOG UP YOU WILL NEED TO PULL THE BACK COVER OFF IN THE FREEZER SIDE AND CLEAN THE DRAIN YOU WILL SEE IT AT THE BOTTOM BEHIND THE FREEZER COVER

Posted on Nov 02, 2012

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SOURCE: Bottom of Maytag Freezer Ices Up

You have a plugged defrost drain. easiest way to fix it is unload freezer compartment defrost all of the ice, then remove the 2 screws that hold the rear cover in place about half way down the back wall. once this is removed use hot water to flush out the aluminum evap pan at the bottom of the coil. once it is cleared i will usually pur a little bleach in to kill any algae build up.\

be sure to unplug the refrig and use caution not to cut your self on the evap coil as the fins are very sharp..

Posted on Dec 16, 2007

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SOURCE: Excessive Frost and Ice Build up in Freezer

sounds like you have a clogged defrost drain tube. removing back panel of freezer will give you acess to drain trough, melt away the ice with a hair dryer, youll find a drain hole under there somwhere,pouring boiling water down the drain will clear it pretty quickly( i use a steam machine purchased from the infomercials works awesome, after you clear it and all water drain down tube wrap a piece of solid copper wirearound the heater( black calrod heater right above the drain trough) and stick it in the whole maybe an inch or so. now everythime the heater comes on to defrost it will prevent the hole from freezing over

Posted on Mar 20, 2008

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SOURCE: Icing up in bottom of the freezer

machine has a defrost issue, defrost mi metal or defrost timer

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my maytag had cloged defrost drain cleaned drain all ok

Posted on Jul 03, 2009

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SOURCE: GE Monogram refrigerator/freezer problem/ice dam in ice maker

I have had the same problem with ice forming. I found the problem is from the ice maker. The water fill tube delivers water to a plastic piece that acts like a funnel. The water goes through this plastic piece into the ice maker. Ice forms in the plastic funnel piece causing the water to overflow into the ice bin and freezer.

Posted on Oct 22, 2009

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Remove contents from bottom of freezer. Turn ref/freezer off. Use the handle end of a screwdriver and carefully break up the ice build up from the bottom of the freezer. Find the condensate drain and remove ice build up. Find the condensate drain and remove ice or any kind of restriction from the drain line.
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Hello Geens

My name id Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.

You have a frozen condensate drain. About every 8-10 hours your refrigerator shuts down for about 20-30 minutes. At this time your defrost heater (Under your cooling coils) turns on and melts the frost off the coils. This condensate goes down your condensate drain. If the drain is frozen, the condensate has no where else to go except on the bottom of the freezer.

The freezer drain is behind the back wall of the freezer. You need to clear the ice out of the drain and put a heat sink in the drain hole.

You may try using warm water and a hair drier, but be ready for a small flood.

You did not give a model number, so I can not tell you how to repair.

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Hello and Welcome to Fixya,

This is one of the most common problems in most of the refrigeration appliances. What's going on here is that the condensate drain hole in the freezer gets plugged with ice. Once this happens, all the frost melted off the evaporator during subsequent defrost cycles can no longer drain and so spreads out on the freezer and dribbles down and also chokes other components. Here are the instructions that you need to follow inorder to get rid of the problem:

  • Unplug the refrigerator and pull everything outta the freezer, and I mean everything.
  • Remove the bottom panel inside the freezer so you can see the condensate trough in the back of the freezer.
  • Notice that the condensate trough is filled with ice- all that has to be cleared out.
  • Take it easy back there, delicate parts are exposed- don't start hacking at it with an ice pick because there are chances that you'll just end up puncturing the evaporator and you'll turn a simple, inexpensive repair into a majorly expensive one.
  • Use hot water to drain all the frosted ice that is visible.
  • Re-place all the units removed during the process.
  • Once all the ice is cleared away and the condensate drain opening is cleared, you are done.


Best of Luck,


Please do rate my solution, If found helpful.


Regards.

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Hello and Welcome to Fixya,

This is one of the most common problems in most of the refrigeration appliances. What's going on here is that the condensate drain hole in the freezer gets plugged with ice. Once this happens, all the frost melted off the evaporator during subsequent defrost cycles can no longer drain and so spreads out on the freezer and dribbles down and also chokes other components. Here are the instructions that you need to follow inorder to get rid of the problem:

  • Unplug the refrigerator and pull everything outta the freezer, and I mean everything.
  • Remove the bottom panel inside the freezer so you can see the condensate trough in the back of the freezer.
  • Notice that the condensate trough is filled with ice- all that has to be cleared out.
  • Take it easy back there, delicate parts are exposed- don't start hacking at it with an ice pick because there are chances that you'll just end up puncturing the evaporator and you'll turn a simple, inexpensive repair into a majorly expensive one.
  • Use hot water to drain all the frosted ice that is visible.
  • Re-place all the units removed during the process.
  • Once all the ice is cleared away and the condensate drain opening is cleared, you are done.


Best of Luck,


Please do rate my solution, If found helpful.


Regards.

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The freezer frosts and ices up so bad it plugs the holes that cool the refrigerator. Then this morning there was a puddle of water in front of it


Hello and Welcome to Fixya,

This is one of the most common problems in most of the refrigeration appliances. What’s going on here is that the condensate drain hole in the freezer gets plugged with ice. Once this happens, all the frost melted off the evaporator during subsequent defrost cycles can no longer drain and so spreads out on the freezer and dribbles down and also chokes other components. Here are the instructions that you need to follow inorder to get rid of the problem:

  • Unplug the refrigerator and pull everything outta the freezer, and I mean everything.
  • Remove the bottom panel inside the freezer so you can see the condensate trough in the back of the freezer.
  • Notice that the condensate trough is filled with ice– all that has to be cleared out.
  • Take it easy back there, delicate parts are exposed– don’t start hacking at it with an ice pick because there are chances that you’ll just end up puncturing the evaporator and you’ll turn a simple, inexpensive repair into a majorly expensive one.
  • Use hot water to drain all the frosted ice that is visible.
  • Re-place all the units removed during the process.
  • Once all the ice is cleared away and the condensate drain opening is cleared, you are done.

Best of Luck,

Please do rate my solution, If found helpful.

Regards.

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possible causes: bad door seals or condensate drain plugged causing evaporator coils (in freezer) to ice up, condenser or evaporator fans not on, condenser coils dirty, compressor not working, or a freon leak. if the back wall of your freezer is frosty or super cold, the coils are iced up. remove the back wall and defrost it with a hair dryer. if the water doesn't drain, unclog the drain tube. check the door seals for gaps. replace if necessary. check the fan in the freezer and the fan in the back. both should come on when the compressor is on. if not, check the fuses on the main board. replace if needed. if all that is fine, and there is no frost, you have a slow leak or a bad compressor. call in a pro or get a new fridge.

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if the freezer has air and the rear freezer wall has frost on it, the evaporator coils are iced up and need defrosting. causes:
1. low refrigerant
2. no fan
3. too much humid air in fridge/freezer due to door open or bad door seals
4. the condensate drain tube is clogged

if the seal around the door is ripped or not completely sealing, or there is condensation at the bottom or the walls of the fridge, replace the seal(s).

no air, no fan. Replace

if the refrigerant is low, it just needs a top off. but you need to be certified by the epa to move refrigerant, so get a professional.

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unplug the fridge. remove the wall of the freezer that is frosted/icing up. use a hair dryer to melt the ice. do not get too close. you will see a drain under the evaporator coil. make sure it is not blocked. the water should run freely to a condensate pan under the fridge that evaporates the condensation with the hot line from the compressor. once the coil is free of ice, frost, and water, replace the panel and repair any of the problems that caused the icing up. plug the fridge in and turn it on. If it frosts up within a week, there is still an issue that not been taken care of.

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