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Water in freezer

I have a top freezer without an ice maker. Water is coming from somewhere and freezing - sometimes 4" thick before I chip it out. Water also drips down into the refridgerator.

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  • tygers1984 Jan 15, 2009

    makes perfect sense! would the plugs just fall out?

  • tygers1984 Jan 23, 2009

    Turns out that the problem with my refridgerator was a clogged drain in the freezer. It was flushed out and all is well now.



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Most refrigerators today are ice maker ready. If the plugs that were installed in the cabinet and freezer compartment that are used to plug the "ice-maker ready" holes are removed, then moisture seeks it's way into the freezer and freezes.

You will need to replace the plugs to prevent this from happening. Do not use tape to cover the holes as most tapes are not watertite. You should be bale to find replacement plugs at your nearest home center, or from the manufacturer of the refrigerator.

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  • Mark Egan Jan 15, 2009

    Depends. If they were incorrectly sized at the factory they would. If someone got too aggressive in cleaning the refrigerator, they may have been removed and not replaced. If someone planned to put an icemaker in and didn't, they could be missing. Who knows.

    You also will want to check that the seals where the refrigerant lines enter the cabinet have not been compromised in any way. Moisture in the air seeks the nice dry environment of inside the refrigerator. Not only are you getting ice build up in the freezer, it wastes energy and makes your refer work harder.

  • Mark Egan Jan 23, 2009


    I may not have hit the answer, which was based on your description of the problem, but at least you found the problem. I didn't think about the drain for the defrost.



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