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Water on floor - french door refrigerator with freezer below

Whirlpool/Amana Model AFF2534FEB4 SN K05075066 Purch 3/31/2011 Yes Icemaker in bottom freezer section; NO chilled drinking water; NO water filtration cartridge; NO water/Ice through door. Problem = Water on floor in front of refrigerator. Bottom drawer Freezer compartment has built-in 1/2" depression to collect condensation from auto-defrost cycle. Depression is full of frozen water which I remove every 1-2 days or else I end up with water on the floor. This bottom compartment has NO drain hole to let condensation water out. Using a dollar bill I verified that the freezer gasket is making 100% contact all around the door. There is an energy saver switch - when I turned it OFF - the problem seems to have stopped.

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  • Jimbo213 Jul 24, 2013

    REPOST BY ORIGINATOR:
    @KELLY; @Leo Ponder; @Greggmark1 - - -
    the model # & serial # are in the first line of my post !!!

  • Jimbo213 Jul 24, 2013

    Ok sorry - I thought the "suggested solutions" were actual answers by Fixya pros to MY SPECIFIC posting. Now I understand they are system-generated based on key-word similarities.

  • Jimbo213 Jul 24, 2013

    Instead of taking apart the whole freezer section, this morning I removed the lower plastic grill [which we always vacuum] and found GOBS of dust bunnies on evaporator coils and in pan. Duh - I feel so stupid. So I vacuumed that area totally with a long nozzle, removed the layer of ice and dried the freezer pan, left the energy saver switch off ... and will check again in the morning and report back.

  • John Tripp
    John Tripp Jul 25, 2013

    See you tried to contact me Jimbo is there anything I can help you answer? appliancepartsse@yahoo.com http://appliance911seabreeze.com/leaking...

  • John Tripp
    John Tripp Jul 29, 2013

    Jim have you been able to get the condensate drain open?

  • Jimbo213 Jul 30, 2013

    Apparently YES because I was able to inject 1 oz of hot water five times into the drain grate and it disappeared. Now at day 3 and ice is not forming in the lower compartment. But I was not able to really run anything like a pipe cleaner down the drain tube to clear any "gunk" because I can't figure out how to remove the upper freezer basket.

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Yes the bottom compartment does have a drain opening but to see it you will need to remove the rear panel covering the evaporator inside the back wall of the freezer compartment. See item location number 11 on page 3 of the parts list. That will need to be removed so you can reach the drain inside the freezer compartment. The fresh food section also has a drain. Here is a=> AFF2534FEB4 Parts List and AFF2534FEB4 User Manual I am here to answer any questions you may have, Thanks Sea Breeze
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Posted on Jul 26, 2013

Testimonial: "John was very helpful and sent the applicable diagrams. He was not able to provide guidance on how to remove the upper freezer basket so I couldn't take the freezer compartment apart - thus I was unable to follow his disassemble / clean / reassemble instructions. Thus I'm not really sure how long the drain tube will remain clear."

  • Jimbo213 Jul 26, 2013

    Still have ice but build-up pattern shows that frig isn't level. Build-up is highest in front-left corner ... zero ice in back right corner. I'm going to level it up, remove the ice, and check again in the morning. QUESTIONS: (A) is cleaning out the hydrator drain a necessity too? (B) can you give me a guess as to how long it might take a 1st timer to do all the steps [disassemble, clear the drain, reassemble]. I am a pretty good handy-man: am I to expect 1-2 hours or 4-6 hours? Thanks. Jim

  • Jimbo213 Jul 27, 2013

    Thanks - I really appreciate the continued communication and your encouragement. It is now 2 hours since starting. Unplugged refrigerator. Dumped ice tray and left outside to dry. Turned ice maker off by moving arm up. I managed to find white clips [for want of the correct term] and was able to remove door slide [#28] after lifting out bottom basket. Removed 3 screws [#30] on each adapter slide [#29] and removed. The top basket is riding in another channel [#7 I think] that I could not remove and therefore could not remove the top basket. I re-installed the door slide & 3 screws on each side. Then I pulled top basket as far forward as I could and positioned a hair blower at the drain about 10" away and left it for maybe 20 minutes, wiping up quite a bit of water. Tried to push a 12" long cable-tie-wrap down the drain tube - but without being able to remove the back panel I couldn't really hit the drain tube [household wire didn't work either]. I did squirt about 1 oz of very hot water five times into the evaporator cover slots [#11] and I could not see it pooling up in the drain pan so I thought "success???". Replaced freezer door and lower basked. Plugged in refrigerator. I'll report back Sunday. Next I leveled the frig using the two front foot brakes [#6]. Got it perfect side-to-side. Front-to-back it is 1/4 bubble tilted toward the back. I'd still like to know how to remove the top basket. Thanks - Jim

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Check drain in the freezer which probably runs through the Ref. Pour water in Drain in back of
freezer and see if it drains. some may be getting inside ref.
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