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Maytag msd2456geb 11 years old. slow water leak inside freezer -- apparently from grill on backside of bottom section. Water freezes, builds up, eventually interfering with bottom of door seal and leaving puddle. Have turned off water to ice maker. Shocked when still occurred. Could be residual in line, I guess -- or condensed water generated by frig?

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I had the same problem with my LRFC25750 and have finally figured out what's happening! The water that is pooling and freezing on the bottom of the freezer is definitely coming from the defrost cycle. It is pooling inside the freezer compartment because the drain inside the back of the freezer intended to carry the defrost water down to the external evaporator tray underneath is blocked with ice. As a result, the defrost water from the coils overflows the collector under the coils and runs down the inside back of the freezer, pools on the bottom, and re-freezes when the cycle is over. this continues until there's so much ice on the bottom that the water from next defrost cycle runs out on the floor. The "easy" solution is to unplug the unit and let it completely melt out (this could take 24-36 hours). I couldn't wait, so I removed the freezer drawers and their tracks and pulled out the back panel inside the freezer -- saw the ice in the collector and blocking the drain and I melted it away with hot water and verified that water could now flow down to the external evaporator tray. Unless you want to do this, I'd say give it a good 24-36 hours for all the ice to melt away. I think it all started when we left the freezer door ajar for a whole day and probably had a lot of frost build-up on the coils. The next defrost cycle was not enough to clear all the frost and things began to build up from there. Once the drain is frozen, though, you're finished -- the defrost heater doesn;t reach down that far and you have to melt it down completely or it will continue to leak forever. I've heard that you can get a drain heater to ensure that the drain never freezes over or at least so that it is sure to clear with each defrost cycle. I'll post an update if I locate one.

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you have a clogged defrost drain, or your ice maker (if so equipped is leaking. clogged drain can be remedied removeig drawer , andmelting ice build up behind rear panel of refrig, you see an aluminum trough that the water drips down,using a hair dryer melt all thatice out of the way to clear the drain tube(i use a steam machine i purchased from infomercial works extremly well

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SOURCE: GE Side by Side, water leak inside freezer door

you will need to [possibly replace the solinoid valves on the backdside of the refrigerator

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you have a clogged drain, it is either clogged with ice or some kind of debris, thaw the freezer out and push a length of weed trimmer line down the drain. The drain is accessible by removing the back wall of the inside of the freezer. If there is no clog then the drain may be freezing up, if that is the case, take a piece of 14 gauge romex wire and loop it several times around the heating element at the bottom of the evaporator and push a few inches of it into the drain, this will get hot and transfer heat when it goes into a defrost cycle which is where the water is coming from in the first place

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my maytag had cloged defrost drain cleaned drain all ok

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Remove contents from bottom of freezer. Turn ref/freezer off. Use the handle end of a screwdriver and carefully break up the ice build up from the bottom of the freezer. Find the condensate drain and remove ice build up. Find the condensate drain and remove ice or any kind of restriction from the drain line.
Or you can turn the refrigerator off for a day , mop up the water and blow out the condensate drain

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Water accumulates and freezes on bottom of freezer.


Orange glow is defrost heater and that is normal. Crackling sound is heater heating up area around it, normal. Water and ice build up in the bottom is due to a clogged defrost drain.

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Probably a blocked drain outlet or pipe. At the bottom rear of the unit, mine had a drain pipe blocked with a plug of mould (5/6 years old machine), apparently quite common. I detached the pipe and cleaned it out and replaced it.
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NO ICE OR WATER


Whenever the water lingers inside the freezer, it freezes. If the valve has a slow leak, or the final outlet tube is scratched, ice can build up and eventually block entry.

A hair drier on the area where water enters the freezer might clear up the problem. I'm not sure that's a prescribed method to melt the ice though. Defrosting the freezer could thaw it out, but where do you put the frozen items?

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Hello,

That water is from the melting frost of the automatic defrost cycle. Their is drain in the freezer behind the back wall under the evaperator coil that is blocked, so instead of defrost water draining it's pooling in the freezer or in some case espically on models with the freezer on the top,the water is leaking from the freezer vents into the fresh food compartment.
The way to clear the drain is remove back plate and remove all ice build up and GENTLY make a small hole in drain through then totally flush w/warm water.
The exact location of drain is under the coil behind back freezer plate in the center

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I hope this helps

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The drain in the freezer behind back lower panel
needs opening. You can see it at the bottom of the back panel
underneath the evaporator coils. (The cold coils)
Run Hot water in the drain until it clears or use a hairdryer.
When the defrost melts the water it goes down the drain
If the drain is clogged with Ice or ? it overflows into the ref.
Run Hot water in the drain until it clears or use a hairdryer.
Also check fan undernearh Ref in the rear
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