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This is normal.

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SOURCE: ice forming on condenser copper tubing GE referigerator

is your drain line plugged up under that coil? another thing to check is if the door asket pinched that wold allow ait to infiltrate into the freeze and freeze up the coil. remember to clean under the unit once a year to keep the unit working properly and not having to struggle to condense the refrigerant. Hopt this solution's work for you and have a Happy New Year.

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SOURCE: Kenmore Coldspot side by side fridge/freezer no longer cold.

The black thing is the compressor. It should run warm but not hot. This usually indicates it's time to clean the condenser coils under the refrigerator. Try using a long soft brush and your vacuum cleaner.

Posted on May 09, 2009

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In garage/works perfectly/slow leak coming from an insulated hose that goes directly into the bottom of the freezer itself.


The hose coming from the bottom of the freezer is draining the melted water produced during the automatic defrost cycle. Usually the water is collected in a pan somewhere around the hot compressor motor so the heat can evaporate the water.

The hot copper tube by the compressor is the high pressure tube going to the condenser. The other tube going to the compressor is the return line from the evaporator and, after normal operation, is cold to the touch. It is this cold refrigerant returning to the compressor that cools the motor.

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WATER IS COLLECTING ON SHELVES-LOST MANUAL-DOES IT HAVE A DRIP PAN UNDERNEATH


Your defrost is working - but the drain tube is clogged. It may be debris causing the clog - but more than likely it is ice.

Access the drain tube and defroster behind the back wall of the freezer. Remove built up ice on the floor of the freezer and the drip tray under the freezer coil and defroster coil. Don't use any sharp tools! Locate the drain tube at the low point of the drip tray. Attempt to clear it of ice by using a turkey baster (or the like) filled with hot water. Direct a stream of hot water from it into the drain tube. Ice may be an inch or two thick in the tube. Once the ice is clear, water should flow easily and quickly down the tube to the drip pan under the fridge - where it will be evaporated away.

To prevent the ice from forming in the drain tube in the future, hang some metal wires (preferably copper) from the the defrost coil down into the drain tube. Make the sure the wire is long enough so that it extends at least as far into the drain tube as the ice had clogged. The metal wire conducts the heat from the defroster down into the drain tube - thus preventing ice from forming - and clogging the drain. Use copper or aluminum wire if you can - steel coat hanger wire can be used if you can't find any copper or aluminum, but it will rust. Copper electrical wire # 14, # 12 or even # 10 is ideal, but the thicker the wire is the harder it is to work - it may be easier to use 3, 4 or more pieces of the smaller # 14 gauge wire instead of 1 or two pieces of # 10.

This worked for me and will probably work for you, too. If this was helpful, please rate my answer "4 thumbs up" - thanks!

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Turn freezer on and started to cool and to see it still works was sitting for 3 years and it did and i turn it off and clean it and turn it back on and it dose not cool but pump get hot now what you thimk...


The reed valve in the compressor has failed, or the dryer unit is bloked. if you can access the rear of the freezer, with power off, tap the compressor gently with a solid object (hammer), then start the unit, also, if you see the copper tubes near the compressor, you will notice one of the tubes feeds into a copper barrel object about 3-4 inches long, it will have a fine copper tube comming out at the other end about 3mm thick, with the unit on, tap this object with the back of a bread and butter knife a few times with about the same force as to open a nut ( A good tap). Should do the trick if the unit is repairable.

Hope that helps, dont forget to vote and get back to me for further solutions if this fails..Russ

Mar 27, 2011 | Kenmore 12.8 cu. ft. / 362 liter Chest...

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Water dripping from top freezer into refrigerator


If you have a freezer on the top, you may need to add a solid piece of copper wire to the defrost drain water tube. Get a 14 guage piece of copper wire about 5 to 6 inches long. remove all plastic coating from it. Wrap one or two tight turns around the defrost heater. put the other end down the defrost drain. This is not recommended for glass tube type heaters. just metal heaters. Do not place copper wire were it can touch plastic.

Feb 27, 2010 | Kenmore 71282 / 71284 / 71289

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Maytag Freezer mqu1556aew 2004-07.Ice buiding up on the bottom of freezer.


if self defrosting model check frozen drain in freezer

Aug 09, 2009 | Freezers

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Same Problem ...Drain Hole Freezing up.


After facing the same issue (defrosting, cleaning the drain, drain gets blocked again...start again: defrost, etc..) I decided to try to give it one last go:
1. Defrost

2. Clean & rinse the drain (ensure is fully clean and I can pass liquid through the drain).

3. Get a ~30 cm pure copper wire
In my case I took a 3amp power cable, and took the copper wire from one of the cables.

4. Wrap one end of the copper wire around the copper coil at the back of the fridge (where the coil is warmest)

5. Insert the other end of the copper wire in the drain (just above the drip tray). I inserted ~15cm of wire into the drain.

The purpose of these last steps was to ensure there was no "freezing" happening on the drain. The copper effectively will keep the temperature inside the drain above freezing.

Not sure how permanent this might be.. so far at least I'm getting more months than with the previous symptoms treatments ;)

Best of luck!

Jul 09, 2009 | Hotpoint RFA60 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

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Kenmore Coldspot side by side fridge/freezer no longer cold.


The black thing is the compressor. It should run warm but not hot. This usually indicates it's time to clean the condenser coils under the refrigerator. Try using a long soft brush and your vacuum cleaner.

May 03, 2009 | GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator

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The refrigerator has a bottom freezer and the door won't open. Help


My Subzero 550 did this: The right side of the freezer has a drain that is plugged with ice. When the freezer defrosts the water runs down the inside of the box and onto the drawer rails, where it then freezes. The drain tube is normally kept ice free by an aluminum strap wrapped around the copper defrost tube in the freezer heat exchanger, which runs down into the drain tube. Over time the copper defrost tube gets some surface corrosion and the aluminum strap doesn't get warm enough during the defrost cycle to melt ice in the tube. If you can get it apart, you can clean up the tub surface with steel wool, or buy the electric defroster for the drain tube to replace the aluminum strap.

Oct 21, 2008 | Refrigerators

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Sub Zero 550 series... The freezer door gets stuck and won't open. There's frozen condensation leaking.


The right side of the freezer has a drain that is plugged with ice. When the freezer defrosts the water runs down the inside of the box and onto the drawer rails, where it then freezes. The drain tube is normally kept ice free by an aluminum strap wrapped around the copper defrost tube in the freezer heat exchanger, which runs down into the drain tube. Over time the copper defrost tube gets some surface corrosion and the aluminum strap doesn't get warm enough during the defrost cycle to melt ice in the tube. If you can get it apart, you can clean up the tub surface with steel wool, or buy the electric defroster for the drain tube to replace the aluminum strap.

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Water dripping from freezer


a quick fix I found is to hang a peice of copper wire from the defroster bar in the freezer and let it hang into the drain tube when the defroster bar gets hot it heats the copper to prevent the freezing,but the thing you should do is check the resistance with an ohm meter across the defroster bar,if its ok its the defroster assembly located in the fridge

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