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Water at bottom of fridge

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Periodically, a pool of water appears around the vegtable box at the bottom of the fridge. I've vacuumed underneath and around the back of the fridge as a friend suggested some vents could be blocked with dust. Is there further measures I can take to troubleshoot any potential problem.

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Sounds like you have a frozen defrost drain. This is a fairly easy repair you can do yourself.  

  • Unplug refrigerator
  • unload food from freezer
  • remove icemaker if present (there are 3 screws remove the one on the bottom and loosen the 2 on top of icemaker then lift it off the 2 screws unplug from wiring harness)
  • remove 2 screws holding rear cover in place
  • move cover to the side or remove from unit altogether
  • defrost any and all ice from bottom of freezer and aluminum drain pan that is now exposed
  • flush drain hole that you will see once ice is cleared with warm water. (sometimes I use a large syringe or turkey baster to forcefully flush hot water thru the drain tube)
  • reassemble in reverse order

that should fix you up. if you have any further questions leave me a comment here and I'll gladly help any way I can. thanks Peyton

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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