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Inside of freezer door bubbled up

We had a burst pipe last week and the fridge freezer was sat in water for a number of hours then it had to be moved so the floor could be taken up, since the a few large bubbles have developed on the inside of the freezer door and it also appears to be noisier. the bubbles seem frozen and cannot be pushed back in. any ideas why this has happened?

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If the pipe that burst was spraying water onto the refrigerator, it is likely that some water got between the inner panels of the freezer door. This water then froze and expanded, pushing out the inner panel of the freezer.

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

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  • hannah jackson Jan 21, 2013

    the burst pipe wasn't near the freezer but it was stood in over an inch of water.

  • Vince Pilgreen Jan 21, 2013

    Is the freezer on the bottom of this unit?

  • hannah jackson Jan 21, 2013

    yes it is

  • hannah jackson Jan 21, 2013

    and the bubbles appeared after the leak...surely can't be coincidence?!

  • Vince Pilgreen Jan 21, 2013

    It sounds like water got behind the panels and froze, expanding and pushing out the panels. If the water was deep enough to get behind the panels and the inuslation between the inner and outer panels wicked the water upwards then I can see how it could happen. The way you describe it, it sounds like solid ice behind the bulging areas and the only way that can happen is if water gets in there.

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sounds similar to mine. Find the source of the bubbling noise (defrost timer at the bottom), remove the cap and advance the timer with a screwdriver. If you fridge starts working, your defrost timer is faulty.

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The defrost drain is clogged. Defrost drains usually get there clog right behind the back freezer panel. Remove this to get to the defrost drain and remove all built up ice and clear the drain and you should be fine. Hope this helps.

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This sounds like the evaporator drain may be clogged either in the freexer compartment or at the outlet to the drain pan under the unit. Every defrost cycle the defrost element makes water by melting the ice on the evaporator coils. If the drain is clogged there is no other place for the ice to go. Many times the drain may just have ice buildup in the evaporator drain funnel that can be corrected with a manual defrosting.

To do this manual defrosting all you do is first unplug the unit then remove everything from the freezer compartment. After that place a fan blowing into the freezer section for a little over 2 hours. Please NOTE this will make more of that pesky water mess so be ready to tend to the mess as it presents itself.

After the 2 hour fan session plug the unit back in and reload the freezer compartment with previous content. Monitor for the possibility of the water manifeting itself again.

In addidtion to the above there is a drain pan catch basin in the bottom of the unit near the compressor. They are usually white plastic on Maytag units and not to rugged. Make sure that the drain pan is not loaded with debris. There is about a 1/2 inch diameter opaque plastic line that drains into the catch basin. That is the Evaporator darin tube. Ensure the very end of the tube does not have caked up debris in the very end of the tube. Sometimes this tube cakes up and then the debris dries hard inside the tube near the end. Make sure the tube is free of foreign objects and clean.

After all of the above / cleaning and clearing / manual defrosting it is still making water then most likely the lower panel under the defrosting element / evaporator may have become disconnected allowing defrost cycle water from the melted ice into the freezer compartment vs exit via the drain. To fix the disconnected power metal panel problem the rear freezer panel would have to removed to re-attach / repair the metal panel that guides the water into the evaporator drain.

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