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Maytag model MF12569VEQ1

Water drains into freezer compartment instead of drip pan. What do I need to do to correct the problem.

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Dick,
Odds are your drain line is clogged. Often it is ice that is the clog. Here is what ya do: Empty the Freezer and unplug the refrigerator. Get a hair dryer and after removing the ice on the floor of the freezer and drying the bottom of freezer prop the hair dryer up inside a glass or ceramic (insulating) casserole dish pointed at the back bottom of freezer. Put hair dryer on hi and close the door. After about an hour (as you check in on it every ten min\'s) look for water dripping from the drain line into pan. If need be, use a shop vac to blow in from the top and draw (suck) on the drain tube at bottom. I bet this fixes it. Plug frig back in and observe over next week or so.

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the drain tube is clogged or maybe frozen, remove the restriction and you will have no more problem

Posted on Apr 10, 2008

SOURCE: Bottom of freezer has water dripping into it

We had a similar problem. It ended up being a frozen pea that fell down into the defrost drain and was blocking the water from draining out each time the freezer defrosted.

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If the freezer is on top then empty out the freezer and remove the bottom and back liner of the freezer compartment usually phillips screws. In the back you will see the freezer coils along with a defrost element. Below these two items u will see a drip tray that collects water from the coils on defrost cycle, in the center of the pan will be a drain hole that connects to a hose that leads to a pan under the refrigerator.Normally the water is collected there and evaporated. The hole in the tray in the freezer is clogged. Thaw it and clean it until you can pour water in it and it goes to the pan down below. please rate me

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Water is dripping from the freezer into the refrigerator

Hi, The defrost drain behind the rear freezer panel is plugged. Remove the rear panel and clear the ice away from the drain. Then you will need to flush the drain hole with hot water to make sure it is open.
Some models require an after market drain heat kit.
Please get me your model # and I can look this up to let you know if you need that heat kit.

Thanks
Vic

Posted on Jul 11, 2009

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SOURCE: water dripping from freezer onto top shelf of fridge with ice buildup back of freezer

the defroster isn't close enough to the drain to be effective. remove the back wall of the inside of the freezer, remove the excess ice. clear out the ice from the drain using hot water and a turkey baster. there is a kit from whirlpool that uses a piece of metal and a screw around the defrost rod, but I found out that a piece of 14 gauge solid core wire with the insulation stripped off works great too. stick the stripped wire into the drain, 2 to 3 inches, and wrap the rest around the defrost rod.

Posted on Jan 04, 2010

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