Question about Zanussi ZX56 / 4 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator
Frozen ice in bottom draw of freezer
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Kenmore upright freezer
you have a defrost system problem. Could be the defrost timer or defrost heater or defrost thermostat. Bottom filled with ice could be from a plugged drain system. Where you termed "condenser coil" is in reality the "evaporator coil".
Posted on May 24, 2008
Hi as well,
With no other source of water for the leak, this has to be your defrost water, and it does sound like the drain to the evaporator pan is clogged.
The pan will be underneath the unit -- should be a panel you can remove along the bottom edge to access the pan.
If you trace the drain from the bottom of the unit back into the fridge, you can find where the water is supposed to drain into the pan. This is apparently clogged.
Posted on May 29, 2009
SOURCE: Freezer leaking on Kitchen Floor
the pipe which is located at the back of the fridge/ freezer may be blocked or hanging outside of the designated collection chamber designed for this purpose. Unplug from the mains and pull the appliance away from the wall so you can see and get to the back of it. At the back of it you will see a pipe coming out from the bottom of the cooling fins and will go down and the end of it will be sitting inside a shallow plastic collection unit - not covered but open. Itusually is sitting on top of the condenser unit. (this is a large sealed metal structure whic has pipes coming out of it and is the largest item in that area at the back bottom end of appliance). If there is some liquid in it then either move the pipe end into the dry area or emty it out. Sometimes there isnt a collection chamber but the pipe just drips onto the condenser and evaporates - usually on self defrosting certain brand named products but dont know much about that. Use a pipe cleaner to clear out the pipes from inside the fridge out toward the back using that pipe. the drainage hole is inside the fridge at the back and may have some sort of cover or plug in it. remove that and clean it and use the wire or pipe cleaner to shove doen the hold and clear the entrance and exit. Test pipe functionability by pouring a small ammount of water down the drain hole and see it coming out of the back via pipe. If still leaking make sure the vent areas in the back of fridge and freezr are not covered expecially in the self defrosting models. basically dont overload the fridge or freezer coz this causes blocked vents, difficulty derfosting on self defrosters, water builds up and gets out via the tube as it should, but more water than can be evaporated will cause puddles on the floor
Posted on Aug 08, 2009
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