Question about Refrigerators
I have a side by side (GE TPX24PPGG) and its about 12 years old. We just noticed a puddle under the front right (under the fridge itself). I took off the kick plate and felt no water. I moved the fridge away from the wall and didnt see any wet parts where the icemaker hooks up either. I removed the drawers on the fridge side and nothing there either. I was also trying to figure out how to get under it so if you can provide me any help in how to get to that area and what maybe the problem that would be fantastic. I normally call somene to come out and fix it but I am out of a job.
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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
Posted on Nov 28, 2008
If this refrigerator has a Energy Saver mode, turn it on.
Then, check the door gasket for the refrigerator to make sure it's not leaking. Test by placing a crisp dollar bill on the door jamb with the door open, close the door, and you should feel resistance to pulling the dollar out. Check with particular emphasis on the place where you see water leaking or accumulating
Posted on Jan 24, 2009
I had the same problem, I found that the plastic tubing feeding the water despendor and icemaker was run right along the comperssor, over tiem the from exposure to the heat the tubing had become brittle and cracked. the black tube shiled had to slid up to expose the cracked tube. A new tub installed and splice to existing dispensor feed line fixed probelm.
Posted on Apr 06, 2009
First, your most pressing issue: the water on the floor.
Check for a blocked defrost drain. Take the panel off at the back of the freezer section and find the small hole at the very bottom center below the cooling coils. Use hot (but not boiling) water and a turkey baster to flush it out until water runs through it. (it will go into the defrost drain pan, where it will evaporate)
This will prevent water from coming out the freezer door and leaking onto your floor.
Now, for issue #2, your water dispenser: If you take the front grill off, you will see a plastic tube going through the hinge. There is a coupler, usually a insta-push type just before that. If you push on the collar of the fitting toward the center of the fitting while pulling (not real hard) on the tubing, the tube will come off. Now, try the water dispenser to see of any water comes out the disconnected tube. If yes, comment back to me to see how to fix this, if no water comes out, you most likely have a bad water valve. Reconnect the water line by just pushing it back into the fitting. Disconnect the outlet side of the water line at the water valve and try the dispenser again. No water out the valve almost always will be a bad valve. (there are rare exceptions) Water out valve now when dispenser is pressed equals a frozen water tank or water filter in the fresh foods compartment. Issue #3, your uncovered foods: All the cooling for a refrigerator takes place in the freezer compartment, and some of the cold air is circulated into the fresh foods compartment to cool it. As the air is circulated throughout the entire refrig / freezer, air picks up and transfers odors to uncovered items, including ice. Cover foods and use an open box of baking soda to help absorb odors. Issue #4. (was there a #4?) Oh yes,..... why are you dealing with this? Tell the landlord to have a service company come and check it out. You don't pay the service company, you pay the rent. Landlord is responsible for the repairs.
Posted on May 17, 2009
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