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Re: What causes water to accumalate under the drawers of...
Assume you mean in the freezer compartment? If so this would indicate that the condensate drain is blocked up. You can defrost in two ways. Safest is to switch off the fridge, put a normal pedistal fan in front of the fridge so that the air blows into the compartment until it has defrosted. Or use a hairdryer. Either way, once defrosted, locate the drain hole and force water through it with a turkey baster. This can be done from inside the cabinet or from the back on the outside. Hope this sorts you. ratemeplease
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It may be your drain hole at the back of the fridge has become blocked.
There will be a channel at the back (or side) of the fridge that collects condensation with a drain hole out of the back of the fridge.The drain hole becomes blocked with mould / gunge causing the excess water to overflow and puddle in the bottom of the fridge.
The hole may be gently cleared with a small diameter rod or stick.
the problem stems from a design flaw in GE fridges. Access the
evaporator fan through the bottom of the fridge by removing the bottom
drawers, the floor and insulation of the fridge and de-ice the area
around the fan by using a hair drier and hot water. After completing
this you will then want to move to the back of the fridge where you will
remove the metal insulated cover covering the upper drain section of
the water drainage system. This will expose a snake-like section of
tubing, this is where the underlying problem stems from. Remove this
section and clean it out with warm water, a turkey baster can make this a
little easier. If you notice that the blockage was caused by a build up
of dirt and mould then re-install the section of line and replace the
insulated metal cover. If the blockage seems to be caused by a ice
build up, then re-install the section of line and do not re-install the
insulated cover, this will prevent this section from getting too cold
and causing a blockage.
My GE Fridge did the same and the repair man I called said there is a little drain hose that goes from the top to the bottom of the Fridge at the rear see if that hose is plugged. I unfastened it at the top and blew air through it and the water is no longer a problem.
You might have the frig. temperature set too low. Set it at 38 deg. check actual temp. with gage. What happens is ice builds up in the drain tube that runs down to the bottom when the fridge defrosts therefore causing water to run into the veg. drawers. Ice buildup is preventing the water from running out at the bottom where it should. Just raise your fridge temperature a little and the problem should go away. Hope this helps.
Just above the veg drawers at the back is a channel that collects water when the fridge defrosts. It has a hole to drain the water which is blocked and the water is pooling under the drawers. Clear the hole with a drinking straw.
A common problem. All modern refrigerators have an automatic deicer. The heater kicks in, then MELTS the ice in build up in the freezer for a short period before freezing again. This water drains either in the fridge or out the back to the catch tray.
Simply pull out the bottom drawers and clean the clogged drain hold where the water can drain and evaporate in the catch tray as it is designed to.
Look on the top back of ur fridge. in the middle of it u should see a resetacaple. if it is full of water and over flowing there is ur problem. then u have to check about ur cooling unith if not change the setting of u fridge let the frizzer frezze and the fridge stay a bit warmer
drain hose is plugged... the freezer it need to drain water when if goes into defrost .the drain from the bottom freezer down to the bottom of the fridge... there is a pan under the fridge that holds the water until it evaporates
Self-defrosting refrigerators usually dispose of the water generated during the defrost cycle via a tube or channel that directs the water to a pan at the bottom of the refrigerator. From the pan, the water normally evaporates.
If the tube or channel is clogged or obstructed, the water backs up and leaks into the inside of the refrigerator compartment. Then the water builds up at the bottom, inside of the refrigerator. When the water has built up for a time it may spill out of the front of the door opening. To fix this problem, clear the drain tube or channel and allow the defrost water to flow down to the drain pan.
In some refrigerators, the defrost water is intentionally directed down the back wall of the refrigerator, where it then flows to the bottom of the refrigerator compartment and out to a small drain--usually located beneath one of the drawers at the bottom of the refrigerator. If the drain becomes clogged or blocked, the water may back up. To fix this problem, clear the obstruction.
Another cause may be the following. The refrigerator may have doorframe heaters to evaporate any condensation on the cabinet frame. If your refrigerator is equipped with a switch inside that says ?energy saver? or something similar, while running in that mode the door heaters are disabled. Turn the switch to the opposite setting and wait 24 hours. If the condensation disappears the problem is solved.
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