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Re: Water leaking from the frig and ice build up inside...
Your defrost is not working. First find the defrost timer, make sure it is working. Mark the little dial and wait a half hour or so to see if it moves. If you do have to replace the timer, you may still have to do a manual defrost, the ice in the freezer can take a long time to melt out. If your freezer does not come apart easy, you can turn the timer to the defrost spot(it will click and the compressor will stop) a few times until no more water comes out of the freezer drain tube to the drain pan. You will then feel good air flow out of the freezer fan. If the freezer drain is frozen up, which happens on my fridge it will take all day for it to thaw. That's why I have to take my freezer all apart, a real pain.
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When I had this problem the water was coming from the top right rear where the water tube feeds the ice maker. The water line INSIDE the frig that feeds the ice maker occasionally freezes up causing an obstruction which causes the water to leak out the rear. This can only happen when the icemaker activates the water feed. You can remove the tube fitting without fear because the valve that feeds water through the line is at the bottom rear of the unit. If the line is frozen inside I remove the ice bin and tray and use a hair dryer to melt the ice. I have a similar problem with the condenser fan making a tapping/clacking noise which is also a result of ice building up on that. Wish I had a different frig but for now the hair dryer will have to do.
the drain line is clogged causing the ice build up .the frig has to defrost every 6 to 8 hours so every time it defrosts is when it will leak ..you will have to defrost the frig manually ..turn it off. open the doors. let it defrost. remove the thick ice on the bottom ..after its defrosted take the bottom an back panel off.. un plug frig first !! drainline is in the back in the middle of the freezer. unclogg it hot water or shop vac be carefull good luck!! drain line should go to a pan under the frig, in the back make sure it drains before putting back together
It sounds like you have a defrost drain issue. An annoyance to say the least. To repair you will need to clear the defrost drain as it can get a build up over a few years of use. On a top freezer model you will need to unload the freezer and remove the back panel, be sure the power is disconnected by unplugging the refrigerator.
With the back panel off you will see a set of coils that resemble a radiator in a car, below that coil is a pan that slopes to a hole the size of a dime, you may not be able to see that hole due to the ice build up. Clear the ice with hot water and towels to clean up the mess. Careful not to use anything sharp or damage the coil.
Once the ice is gone use a turkey baster to flush hot water down that dime sized hole until it flows clear, you will know when it is.
Ok do this. Boil some water in a pot then use that to defrost the freezer. This is caused by ice build up in the vent that is keeping the cold air from coming into the refrigerator. Make sure it is defrost completel though cause the ice that is built up is mostly inside and can't be seen. That will solve ur problem I guarantee. Then set the temperature to normal. Like half way. This keeps the frost from building up. Believe it or not as refrigerators get a bit older they actually get even colder and therefore frost build up is more likely. Since no refrigeration can be made completely leak proof, small amount of the freon has leaked out older fridge, and this actually cause it to get colder. You don't need a service technician just defrost then set to a lower setting thats it.
Your problem is possibly one of two things. The ice maker is leaking or the defrost tray behind the rear panel inside freezer back wall is clogged with ice or something else. If you know its not the ice maker unplug the refrigerator and remove the back panel to see if the drain is blocked there, Let me know, Sea Breeze
the drain in the freezer is clog make sure the drain from the freezer
is clean all the way to the pan next to the compressor . you need to
open the back wall of your freezer for that ( the inside wall) clean
with buster (water pump)the drain is in the bottom middle of the freezer.
remove back panel inside freezer. you will see drain tray at bottom with a drain hole in the middle - this is blocked usually with ice. melt off with a hairdryer and follow up with hot water till water flows away freely