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Ice and water on the bottom shelf

My ''rb171t''magic chef'' refridgerator has condensation in the inside of it where it drips down and forms ice and water on the bottom shelf .. i notice that it doesnt get to drain to the drip pan cuz it freezes first

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The evaporator coils frost up in normal use and every eight hours or so the entire unit shuts down and the defrost heater comes on to melt the frost. This cycle last about 20 minutes. The melted frost drips into a drain pan and through a drain tube to the drain tray under the freezer/refrigerator where it's evaporated by the condenser fan.


Your drain tube may be stopped up with ice at the upper end because it drains too slow because it's stopped up at the lower end in the evaporator pan under the unit at the floor. It can get dust and mold in it. Once you get the ice out at the top a little pressure with a turkey baster will usually clear it out. Flushing it out with hot water and clorox may help.
Make sure it drains quick enough to prevent refreezing. . The drain should be located below the evaporator coils on the inside of the freezer at the bottom of the rear cover.

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the defroster isn't close enough to the drain to be effective. remove the back wall of the inside of the freezer, remove the excess ice. clear out the ice from the drain using hot water and a turkey baster. there is a kit from whirlpool that uses a piece of metal and a screw around the defrost rod, but I found out that a piece of 14 gauge solid core wire with the insulation stripped off works great too. stick the stripped wire into the drain, 2 to 3 inches, and wrap the rest around the defrost rod.

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You are hearing the defrost mode. Your unit is set up on a timer system which means that every 8 to 10 hours it sends the unit into a defrost mode. In this mode an actual heater, much like the one in your oven, is actuated to defrost the coil that has built up frost. The crackling is the heat causing the frost to melt much like when you pull ice out of the ref and it starts to crackle and pop as it heats up. The hissing is the frost water dripping onto the heating element. You have nothing to worry about. It is working as it should. And if you are wondering where all that water goes...well it goes to a drain pan on the bottom of the ref which is evaporated by the fan that blows across it and the heat that comes from the compressor and hot gas lines.

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EITHER YOUR ICEMAKER IS BAD(IS THERE WATER IN THEWELL AREA?)OR YOUR 2 WAY WATER VALVE ON THE BACK BOTTOM OF FRIG. IS BAD(ONLY ONR=E SIDE WORKING,LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU FIND-MIKE

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Has the refrigerator got a wet inner back?
Ff this is wet, adjust it until this solid ice 'blobs', bt not encrusted, like in a freezer
The refrigerator may not be cool enough and the natural warm moisture allowed into the cool compartment when the door is open is condensing into fluid before it is cooling sufficiently to suspend the moisture as a vapour. If the cool compartment is cool enough, any warm air admitted ill be chilled before it is allowed to condense, keeping the refridgerator dry.
However, the only drawback is that you will have to monitor it to prevent the build up of excesive ice.
Also, whether the refridgerator is either empty of full willaffe the day to day operation.
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