Question about Refrigerators
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: refrigerator drip
My SZ 550 (fridge over freezer) dripped constantly. Turned out to be a frozen drain tube, located 6 inches above the refigerator floor, centered on the back wall (cold side of refrigerator). Remove both trays and the lower glass shelf to see it. This tube runs down, behind the freezer, dumping refrigerator condensate in the pan below the freezer. If it's frozen the condensate leaks out the front of the fridge, down and onto the floor.
The fix, suggested elsewhere (not my idea) is quite simple and elegant. Thaw the tube (this will take an incredibly long time.) Fish a string (I used a piece of yarn) from the refrigerator (cold) side of the tube, down and out the other end, under the freezer. I was able to use a vacuum to suck the yarn through. Be creative. Once the fish line is in, tie a piece of nylon fishing line to the yarn and pull it through the tube. You have replaced the yarn with a stronger fishing line, which you can use to pull a piece of copper wire (I used common 14 gage romex, stripped of insulation through the drain tube. Leave the copper wire in the tube. If you wind the bottom end of the copper wire around some of the warm evaporator coils under the freezer the heat will be sufficient to keep the tube from freezing. I did this about a year ago and have had no problems since. Good luck.
Posted on Mar 08, 2008
DRAIN TROUGH IS PLUGGED OR FROZEN. EMPTY FREEZER AND REMOVE LOWER TRAY TO SEE A HOLE ALL THE WAY IN THE BACK USUALLY IN THE CENTER. CHECK TO SEE IF WATER CAN DRAIN THROUGH BY POURING A CUP OF IT INTO HOLE. IF IT IS FROZEN POUR HOT WATER UNTIL IT THAWS, IF PLUGGED REMOVE THE OBJECT.
Posted on Jan 29, 2009
This ia a common problem that indicates the drain from freezer is clogged or blocked. I will send you to another link to help explain how to resolve this, Thanks, Sea Breeze
Posted on Apr 27, 2009
Either the inlet valve is stuck or the icemaker solenoid is shored.
Most likely the second one.
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Posted on May 22, 2009
SOURCE: Hissing noise in freezer
When you observe this is your compressor quiet? Then most likely your refrigerator is in defrost mode. The water is coming off the evaporator (think of a very cold radiator) as the defrost heater element warms. This element is similar to the electric heating element in the bottom of your electric oven. the water hits it and it will hiss. This is part of the normal operation of a refrigerator. The defrost cycle usually lasts from 20-30 mins and will occur 4-6 times a day. If you are having trouble with frozen food melting then re-freezing, or the temps are on the warm side, you might need to have your defrost timer or defrost termination switch looked at.
Posted on May 26, 2009
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