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Water is dripping inside the refrigerator from one of the holes in the top in the area back from the light

Water is dripping inside the refrigerator from one of the holes in the top of the refrigerator in the area back from the light

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  • nthomas37 May 14, 2009

    we have the same issue, but where is the drain and tubing located in the rear of the fridge there is nothing visible.

  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 11, 2010

    Is this on the freezer side near the icemaker?

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The drain is plugged and in defrost the water has to go somewhere. Try to blow out the drain with air. Or you might have to remove the evaporator cover to get hot water down the drain. First try to clear the line.

Posted on May 13, 2009

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I have water dripping down the back panel inside the fridge-it is constant. I wipe down the inside back wall, but hours later the water is back. The fridge appears to have a "channel" for this water


with out knowing name brand an model# i would say it sounds like there is a drain tube missing from the upper patr or freezwr area to the drain hole at the rear bottom . there is a drain pan under the refridge which catches this water then it evarperates. it also cab that the proper drain is pluged or blocked with algie which is comon try a little bleach to clean out the drain area

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Why is water dripping from inside the fridge around the rear light section?


In some Refrigerators there is tray below the freezer section and there is a small hole in the tray. Water dripping from the tray enters a hole below in the back and goes out to a chamber.
If the hole is covered with dirt or if you place something in the line between these holes, water will drip and collect in the bottom of the refrigerator.

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Small amount of water drips down from back/center top inside frig.


it sounds like the drain is blocked in the freezer.unplug it,pull everything out of the freezer,remove the back inside wall of the freezer,melt out all ice with hair dryer,next you'll see a hole under the evap coil,that's the drain hole,you have to clear the drain line,i use a steemer to do this,if you don't have a steemer you need something that will blow through the line like a turkey baster or something like that,keep heating up the area around the drain opening,also you can heat up the ceiling in the fridge section with the hair dryer,open the fridge door,in the back middle where the ceiling and back wall meet heat up this area,this is where the drain runs into the back wall,when you think the drain is clear pour a half cup of hot water into the hole,if it drains you're done,if not keep at it ubtil you free it up.

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MY ROPER FRIGE IS LEAKING WATER FROM THE FREEZER TO THE TOP SHELF IN THE FRIGE


the drain tube from the freezer to the lower compressor area is plugged with ice or debris,and when it defrosts the water in the drip pan behind the evaporator back cover inside the freezer thaws and cant drain down and overflows down thru the damper vent door to the refrigerator,remove the rear panel inside the freezer shut off unit and let thaw,then take a wire and work it down this drain hole till water comes out at the bottom of this drain tube located in the rear

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My fridge is leaking water inside of the main fridge compartment. It is coming from the top and I can see water dripping out of one the hole. There are two small one inch square holes near the back top...


The defrost drain hole is frozen over.
When your fridge goes into defrost mode the water has no where to go but inside the fridge,not down the drain hole.
Turn the fridge off for 24 hours and open the doors. Let it defrost naturally to clear it out.

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Water dripping inside back of top compartment


It looks as if your drain tube has stopped up and the water is finding the next easiest route. The drain tube runs from the freezer area, down the back of the fridge to the lower area near or on top of the compressor where it evaporates. Some food may have gotten stuck in the tube. If you can get to the back of the fridge and see the tube (it may be in the wall) you may be able to dislodge it. There also may be a place in the refrigerator where it drips from the freezer to a funnel in there. It depends. But that is normally what happens when the refrigerator goes into defrost. It fires up cow-rod coils in the freezer area and keeps the frost off the coils thats why they call it frost free. the water then runs down the tube. Start checking there first.

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Water dripping inside top of refrigerator.


if freezer is on top what is happening is your drain hole behind freezer panel is clogged

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Water leaks from the freezer area to the fridge


Check your drip pan and the nozzle of the line and see if it is dry. If it is dry you got a clog like I did.

I solved my own is the line from freezer to the drip pan was clogged with ice. Just remove the two back screws in the freezer section and melt the ice using hot water from the tap and maybe use a light pump could be a small foot pump nothing to powerful to put in the hole and pump until you see the water come through.

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Your defrost drain in the freezer is frozen closed.
Turn the fridge off.
Remove the rear freezer panel.
Remove the visible ice.
Use a hair dryer to thaw the drain hole in the back of the freezer in the center of the drain trough.

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Our Whirlpool top freezer unit is leaking water into the refrigerator. The model number is ET21NKXGW01 and at the top of the inside of the fridge, water is draining out into the fridge. The defrosting...


We were able to fix the freezer water leak. We unscrewed the false freezer floor and the inside back panel. Ice had accumulated on the freezer floor and the defrosting drain was frozen. We removed the ice by using a blow dryer then poured boiling hot water onto the frozen drain hole. The frozen water in the drain pipe hole eventually melted and the water released into the defrosting drip pan at the bottom of the refrigerator. Problem solved. We no longer have water leaking into the refrigerator.

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