Earlier I posted a question but was not clear enough on the problem. My Fridge leaks water ONLY when you try to dipense water. We unhooked the water line when this first started, thinking the hose had froze, but now it has been unhooked for about 6 months, now we are trying to REALLY fix the problem so our icemaker and water dispenser works. Ok, now when we hooked everything back up, and tried to dipense water again....water came out in the floor on the left back side of the fridge---can this be fixed?
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hi Todd. Problem: It's leaking water. ... Cause: A blocked defrost drain is one of the most common causes of water leakage. This happens when food particles or other debris clogs up the drain hose, which can lead to ice buildup and, eventually, water leakingout of the freezer and refrigerator.
The same thing happened to me then I noticed ice had formed at the bottom of our fridge. It was covering a drain hole so water was leaking out the front of fridge instead of going to the drain pan or wherever the hole goes. After I chipped out the ice and cleared the hole with warm water the leak stopped. I also fixed another leak coming from bottom of fridge caused by a loose brass connection on water line going to the door.
Anytime one of the cooling tubes is blocked it forces the cold air from the freezer through the open cooling tube or tubes so you will have spot freeze ups. Suggest you use a flexible wire like a guitar string to attemp to clear the blockage. If you heat the wire with a hair dryer, it will make the job faster. As far as the unit resetting itself, it could be a preset condition. If the sensor are telling the control board one thing and you are trying to change settings, then the preset conditions could be over riding your commands. Get the cooling tubes cleared and see if things go back to normal. The water dispenser - could be you have a leak in the water line running into the door or it could be the water depenser itself. Not enough data to tell - suggest you localize the leak. Sometimes flour will tell you where the leak starts.
Sounds like the drain to the drip pan is clogged -- maybe with ice.
Defrost water runs down to a drain in the bottom of the fridge and into a pan underneath where it evaporates.
Sounds like the defrost water is not reaching its final destination.
Here's the way the same problem was solved earlier today:
For those who have this problem with this model: The drip pan is in an open space on the back side of the refrigerator. There is a rubber spout that empties into it. But to clear clogs...you must take out the shelves from the freezer, unscrew and remove the back panel on the inside of the freezer. There you will see the water exit. Boiling water cleared it out.
IT SEEMS LIKE YOU HAVE A CLOGGED DRAIN . CHECK YOUR CONDECER COILS BEHIND KICK PLATE .. AFTER THAT YOU CAN UNPLUG FRIDGE FOR 24 HRS WITH DOORS OPEN AND SOULD DEFROST ENOUGH TO CLEAR DRAIN . IF NOT . DEPENDING ON MODEL YOU SOULD BE ABLE TO GET THROUGH DRAIN THROUGH MOST FREEZERS .