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MTG1950GR Maytag water puddling in bottom of fridge

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This CAN happen (and usually DOES) when your fridge is in dire need of a COMPLETE thawing. You'll need 24 hours to store your perishables. Open doors and UNPLUG and let it thaw. You CAN hurry the process with a hair dryer, but be sure #1: you use standard precaution against electrical shock if dripping water enters your hair dryer, and #2: DO NOT overdo use of the hair dryer and melt platic parts that'll make you sorry. :)

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Hi gchives.
My own fridge had this problem and it turned out to be a blocked drain at the back of the fridge compartment, just below the cold plate. The water is supposed to condense on the plate and run down to a drip channel, and then through a tube onto the top of the compressor, where it evaporates.
On mine, the tube was blocked with gunge so the water spilled over onto the bottom of the compartment. I got a length of earth wire - the sort used for wiring UK domestic ring mains - and poked it down the tube to clear the gunge away. I then chased it through with some hot water and washing soda and it has been fine ever since.

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Posted on Jun 30, 2008

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sounds like a drain clog in the freezer compartment above. remove the freezer rear panel and totally defrost the evaporator area, directly under the evap you see( under all taht ice) a small drain hole that has become frozen over, try defrosting with either a hair dryer( not a heat gun too much heat youl melt everything) or by pouring hot water donw the drain until you get a free flow of water down the tube. after its clear reassemble and you should be fine

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