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Smeg fab 50 water is leaking from bottom of fridge. Build up of ice inside frigde when it reaches a certain thickness , this is when it defrosts itself. Freezer section remains ok

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Posted on Mar 30, 2008

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Check the seal is tight all around the door - clean it to within an inch of it's life.

Then make sure the drain hole (inside at the bottom of the fridge) isn't blocked (a long handled screwdriver with kitchen roll wrapped around it will suffice). You can tell the drain hole is blocked as it's characterised by the door being difficult to open in quick succession (plus - you can see it's blocked).

Next, defrost the fridge completely: Power off, open door on freezer compartment & fridge and mop up the damp. When totally dry, turn back on (without food - let it cool properly before putting food back).

I had the condensation problem and it's now sorted. Not sure which cause was responsible, but the 'solution' is worth a try.

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There is an upgrade kit for the FAB40 to prevent ice build up which falls under the warranty for the FAB40. I've had it installed and it basically replaces the entire back of the inside of the freezer. Following the upgrade, my FAB40 would ice up completely, plugging the ducts to lead cold air to the fridge below. You can spot this syndrome by the water dripping throught the grate at the top of the fridge compartment. This is melted ice from the freezer ducts. SMEG has now sent their top guy, a drunk and pretty rude guy who replaced the whole backside again, and I'm hoping it will improve.

The bottom line is, SMEG is just ****. Very, very expensive ****. I invested about 10.000 dollars in SMEG equipment three years ago, and every single piece of machinery in my kitchen has broken and needed repair during that time. I deeply regret having bought stuff from them and next time I will definitely go with something different.

Posted on May 10, 2010

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If you have water build-up on the floor of the food compartment, or ice buildup on the floor of the freezer compartment, you are probably suffering from either a frost problem or from a clogged defrost drain.

Remove everything from your freezer, including all food and any shelves. Do not remove the icemaker (if installed.)
Look at and feel the panel covering the bottom or back of the freezer compartment. Is it thick with frost?
On top freezer models, are the holes in the top of the food compartment that lead to the evaporator choked with ice?
Is there ice forming on, or lots of water on the ceiling of the food compartment?
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If equipped with Ice Maker and water dispenser we can assume that the water feed has developed a leak. To confirm protect the floor in-front of the machine pull the machine out from the wall and reach around behind and turn off the water feed. CAUTION the wheels from a full machine will scar the kitchen flooring. Mop up the water and dry out the floor.

If the water no longer returns than you can assume that the source of the water is with the ice maker or water dispenser.

If the water continues and the machine operates normally (freezer below 10 F and refrigerator < 40 F) then it is the defrost cycle. The good news the ice maker might be alright. The defrost cycle has a drain tube. About twice a day or less often the machine has an automated defrost that allows for the ice build up on the evaporator coils to melt and run through a tube to a tray under the machine. the water in the tray evaporates between cycles.

First check if there is any water collecting at the bottom inside the refrigerator portion of the machine. If so with the water turned off you can be certain that the defrost cycle water is not being contained with in the drain tube. It is common that the drain tube can either plug from lint etc or ice over, Included i will link a few videos describing the situation and depending on your model a course of action.
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