Question about Refrigerators
Water is leaking in the freezer near the evaporator fan causing the fan to be stopped by the ice build up. Want to know how we can fix the source of the problem ourselves.
That might be a bad drain. Thaw her out. Clear the drain with hot water or blow it out best ya can and see if that fixes it. That is what you try first. If the problem still there ya might have a defrost problem. The defrost circuit consists of a heater a heater termination thermostat and a timer or defrost control. Every 8 hours or so the defrost control powers up the heater for 21 minutes or longer AND shuts down the compressor and fans.if the heater was to stay on for 21 minutes or longer it would melt the plastic ling and cook the frozen food because it is a calrod heater just like an oven element. The heater must shut down to prevent harm to the ice box so they install a small thermostat that shuts off power to the heater when the temp inside the evaporator sector is warm enuff ta melt frost. Most times the heater does not go bad if it is a metal calrod style, glass heaters do go out quite frequently however. The most likely candidate to fail in the defrost circuit is gonna be the termination thermostat. When that puppy fails the evaporator does not get the heat from heater and frost begins to build. It takes several weeks to get to the point that ice has dammed up into the evap fan and caused it to malfunction. The cheapest part is the defrost thermostat so if the heater is fine replace the stat and see if that fixes it. Other thangs to check for is loose or worn out door gasget and improper sealing doors. To make a door close tighter raise the support legs in front slightly to throw the doors tighter against the frame. That's all the smart pills I has for today. -PawPaw
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It sounds like the ice in the bin is warming up enough to melt for some reason then re-freeze. Check your door gasket seal and also the ice chute door flapper seal to make sure warm room air isn't being drawn into the ice bin area. Also make sure the freezer area is VERY cold like 0 degrees F or lower, that will keep the ice hard and help stop the ice from having a liquid surface film from opening and closing the freezer door too often (then freezing again). The water down the back is from the ice cubes melting a little then re-freezing. Also, is the frige working OK? Does the compressor turn on and off normally? I ask because sometimes the compress start device is failing and the refer can warm up quite a bit while the compressor is trying to start up... eventually the compressor will start but by then the ice has melted a little then the compressor runs for a long time to bring the temps down again. Monitoring with a thermometer every hour will show if the temps are lowering in the freezer section too much.
Posted on Dec 11, 2006
SOURCE: Freezer leaking water
The drain is plugged just below the coils in the back of the freezer. My fridge had the same problem and I found the hose (which can be accessed from the rear bottom) was plugged with mold. Also, i noticed the hose was connected to the water holding pan and was too close to the bottom and easy to plug. I removed it from the connector and just let it dangle in the holding pan.
Posted on Sep 19, 2008
take out everything and at the lower inside back of the freezer you have a drain ..... pour hot water till it opens / the water comes from you evap when it goes into defrost and it cant get out the drain / Larry
Posted on Nov 25, 2008
Your problem is possibly one of two things. The ice maker is leaking or the defrost tray behind the rear panel inside freezer back wall is clogged with ice or something else. If you know its not the ice maker unplug the refrigerator and remove the back panel to see if the drain is blocked there, Let me know, Sea Breeze
Posted on May 21, 2009
There's a drain hole in the freezer side behind the bottom drawer in the back wall that must be clogh ; put hot water into it untill melted the ice and keep pouring water to clean the drain (don't worry , the water goes to an evaporative tray) .Keep the drain clean by putting every 3/4 months half a cup of clorox or bleach.
Posted on Sep 28, 2009
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