THERE IS STANDING WATER ON TOP SHELF OF THE FRIDGE. I NOTICED A SLOW DRIP COMING OFF THE TOP (CEILING) OF THE FRIDGE. I PUT A SMALL BOWL UNDER IT TO COLLECT. OVER NIGHT IT COLLECTED ABOUT 3 OZ. THE FREEZER IS STAYING COLD, SO IT IS NOT COMING FROM THERE???
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Re: STANDING WATER ON TOP SHELF
If the freezer is on top then empty out the freezer and remove the bottom and back liner of the freezer compartment usually phillips screws. In the back you will see the freezer coils along with a defrost element. Below these two items u will see a drip tray that collects water from the coils on defrost cycle, in the center of the pan will be a drain hole that connects to a hose that leads to a pan under the refrigerator.Normally the water is collected there and evaporated. The hole in the tray in the freezer is clogged. Thaw it and clean it until you can pour water in it and it goes to the pan down below. please rate me
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Your freezer actually cools your fridge. It sounds like you have ice build up in your freezer behind the back panel. You should be able to unscrew the back wall inside your freezer. A hair dryer should help defrost or keep it open for a few and use a screwdriver to remove the build up of ice. The ice has made its way down the vent and when it hits the fridge it is above 32 degrees so it is melting. Hope this helps. I manage rental properties and have had it happen on a few occasions.
freezer drain is clogged or frozen up with ice blockage. Need to remove
the freezer floor liner, usually 2-4 1/4" screws holding it in - slide
it out. Next slowly pour hot water over ice build up and melt all ice.
The drain is under the evaporator coils (small hole near center) this
connects to a pan under the refrigerator that then evaporates on its
own. I usually place a couple of bowls inside fresh food area on top
shelf to catch excess water dripping through ceiling of fresh foods.
you will need to attach a heat probe from the heater under the freezer
coils and feed it into the drain in order to prevent freezing up again.
Use part #819043 heat probe or strip some #14 gauge copper wire and wrap
around heater once and place down through drain. Recommend the heat
probe 819043 to get it right the first time.
Part 7 on this DIAGRAM is your drip pan. I has the drain hole in the center.
The evaporator coils frost up in normal use and every eight hours or so the entire unit shuts down and the defrost heater comes on to melt the frost. This cycle last about 20 minutes. The melted frost drips into a drain pan and through a drain tube to the drain tray under the freezer/refrigerator where it's evaporated by the condenser fan.
Your drain tube may be stopped up with ice at the upper end because it drains too slow because it's stopped up at the lower end in the evaporator pan under the unit at the floor. It can get dust and mold in it. Once you get the ice out at the top a little pressure with a turkey baster will usually clear it out. Flushing it out with hot water and clorox may help. Make sure it drains quick enough to prevent refreezing. . The drain should be located below the evaporator coils on the inside of the freezer at the bottom of the rear cover.
This is due to the defrost drain being restricted. Every 8 hours or so the defrost cycle turns on automatically to rid the cooling coil of frost. The water from this cycle is suppose to drip into a pan under the coils and down a drain tube. If the drain gets restricted then the water will run down into the bottom.
I have put together some instructions on solving this. Follow this link and let me know if you have questions. If you have trouble send me the complete model number from the tag on the frig and I can get you details for your specific model.
the defroster isn't close enough to the drain to be effective. remove the back wall of the inside of the freezer, remove the excess ice. clear out the ice from the drain using hot water and a turkey baster. there is a kit from whirlpool that uses a piece of metal and a screw around the defrost rod, but I found out that a piece of 14 gauge solid core wire with the insulation stripped off works great too. stick the stripped wire into the drain, 2 to 3 inches, and wrap the rest around the defrost rod.
Remove the control box from the ceiling of the ref section, (4) 1/4 inch screws. unclip the wire connector and gently pull forward and remove from refrigerator. On the ceiling you will find the drain for the freezer about 1/2 an inch wide and about 3-4 inces long. Use some silicone caulk to go around the drain. Whats happening is when the unit defrosts and drains the water is running along the ceiling and dripping onto the shelves, the silicone around the drain will make it drip into the drain cup and drain the way it is suppose to. also check the back of the panel previously removed to see if there is any thing blocking the drain tube. Also use a turkey baster to put water down the drain in the back wall of the refrigerator to make sure that is clear, you should hear it drain in the drain pan under the unit. there was a bulliten from frigidaire a few years back, you may want to check with a dealer or servicer. You can order a new ferrule, which is the drain tube from the freezer to the ref. however it is easier just to put the bead of silicone around it.
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