Zanussi frost free fridge freezer leaking water at back
I purchased my frost free zanussi fridge-freezer 20 months ago from Comet. It has now developed a leak at the back near the bottom left, where there's a small white box attached to the fridge (I don't know what the purpose of the box is as it isn't specified in the manual).
I'm hoping it's not a technical fault, so far I have tried cleaning the dust from the back and increasing the freezer temperature but to no avail.
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this is a common fault with them, when packing them some of the packaging blocks the pipe. if you use a net curtain thing that hold up the net curtain push it down the hole up and down a few times then look at the drain away at the bottom of the fridge take the bits out. should be fine then. it happen alot and to deferent makes and models.
If the defrost heating element, defrost timer or evaporater fan weren't working, you'd develop a block of ice on the evaporator. Is the compressor running? If it is, it might have bad valves from the frost buildup scenario. Liquid refrigerant could have gotten to the suction valves. The sealed system should have a five year warranty. Might be time to call a pro
Your drain tubemay be stopped up with ice at the upper end
because it drains too slow because it's stopped up at the lower end in the
evaporator pan under the unit at the floor. It can get dust and mold in it.
Once you get the ice out at the top a little pressure with a turkey basterwill usually clear it out. Flushing it out
with hot water and clorox may help. Make sure it drains quick enough to prevent
refreezing. . The drain should be located below the evaporator coils on the
lower back of the freezer.
Hi, You will find that your problem relates to the defrost heater in the freezer. You will need to take the drawers out and remove the back panel to access the evaporator. There is a foil heater that lays underneath the evaporator and it will need to be changed. Along with the klixon that controls it. This will ensure that both parts are good. Your problem will then be fixed no more water!
You said, You have a zanussi fridge freezer combination, it is a
frost free model, And you're developing lots of frost in the freezer
which never used to happen
and the fridge is not getting cold, some condensation does appear
inside the fridge, it is 2years old.
Frost could mean a few things.
Is the freezer cold but the fridge not?
If so the freezer may be so full that the articles are covering the air
vents in the back that share the cold air with the fridge.
I've have seen the freezers packed to the hilt!
More things to check.
Is the condenser in the back or under the front of the fridge. If it
is under the front of the fridge you must remove the plastic grill`(The
condenser is the thin black metal tubing that runs back and forth to
make up your condenser). This needs to be free of dust and have air
passing over and through it!
they sell refrigerator brushes for this at the hardware store.
I have had customers that never ran the brush under there ever and had 1 to 2 inches of dust and lint
under there between the tubes.After a few hours it was cool the next day it was cold!
The freon level pressure should be checked in case you have a leak.
The thermostat may be bad.
Let me know what works for you.
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the reason is probably that the drain hole in the freezer (i assume this is a frost-free type) is blocked.
take off the rear panel of the freezer and you will probably see a block of ice at the bottom. melt off with a hairdryer and free the drain with hot water making sure that water flows freely away