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Ice buildup on freezer compartment floor. Water leaks to floor. Where is the drain?

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SOURCE: Jenn-Air freezer leak

Apparently it is the drain behind the freezer panel on the inside and it is blocked. It needs to be unblocked and cleaned. You remove the food and the rear panel on the inside of the freezer. With a hair dryer (carefully) remove all ice build up and then unblock the drain line going to the pan under the refrigerator. The drain line can be cleaned with bi-carb and hot water (not boiling).

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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SOURCE: maytag side by side, bottom freezer compartment had daily ice build up

I’ve had my Maytag fridge for 8 years. But only this week did the same problem show up as cathy824 and lew223. When I poked a drink stirrer into the top of the drain hole, it was hard as a rock. Not knowing why condensate from the coils was not draining into the hole and tubing that would empty the water into the pan evaporator on the bottom of the fridge, I took everything apart in the back and messed around with the black rubber elbow at the other end of the drain plug. I shouldn’t have bothered, because what I finally did was to pour boiling, boiling hot water over the drain hole to melt the ice and gunk that was frozen solid in the drain tubing. While I was doing that, I poked the stirrer into the hole, washing the gunk down the drain and into the very dry evaporator pan. Keep pouring hot water into the drain hole until you’re satisfied that water can flow freely into the pan.

That solved the problem of condensate water freezing on the bottom of the freezer and running onto the kitchen floor. Thanks to lew223 for the fix! The fridge should be good for another 8 years now.

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Ice buildup on the coil and ice buildup on freezer floor

you will have to unclogg it..hot water/hairdryer..flexible tubing to push out the clog. the ice on evap coil bothers me though. do all the coils get frosty white(close the door for 10 minutes then check) I fear they aren't and you have a freon leak.

Posted on Jun 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Freezer compartment leaking water and icing up inside

I just fixed this problem with my Admiral. I noticed the problem when I found ice in the bottom of the freezer and water leaking out onto the floor. Here is what I did: remove all of the food from the freezer into large coolers. Pull-out the shelves, the icemaker bin, and thaw the basket with a hairdryer until you can pull it out. There are about 12 phillips head screws that hold a plastic baffle covering the freezer coils. Remove all of the screws and loosen but do not remove the icedispenser motor and freezer light (you can pry it up to get to the top screw of the baffle). Pull the top part of the baffle away from the back of the freezer and then slide the baffle up to reveal the defrost drip tray and drain. Use a hair dryer and screw driver to remove the iceblock from the drip try and to thaw any other ice in the bottom of the freezer. Also thaw the top of the drain. Now pull the freezer out from the wall and under the drain area in the back you will find the drain tube attached with a "Oh-Jesus" clamp - at least that is what we call them here in Indiana. Pinch the clamp with pliers and pull the drain tube down. Use a stretched out wire hanger to snake out the tube (I had lots of calcium deposit and a dust ball clogging the tube) and then replace. Test the system with a cup of water to make sure the drain works (should see water end up in the pan under the right front bottom drip tray). Replace baffle, icemaker motor/light, bin, shelves, food, done.

Posted on Oct 11, 2010

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SOURCE: My Kenmore Elite bottom freezer

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Sorry to hear about your problem. Sounds like you have a defrost issue. Hence your unit is not defrosting. All of this apply's if your freezer side has ice on it. If not. you have other issues
Here is a list of some things that can go wrong.

In addition, your drain tube maybe clogged

1. Defective heat coil
2. Defective defrost timer
3. Defective defrost sensor
4. Defective Fan
5. Defective compartment inlet damper (on some models)

You should call a service company to resolve your issue.

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Water is building up on bottom of fridge


If you have water build-up on the floor of the food compartment, or ice buildup on the floor of the freezer compartment, you are probably suffering from either a frost problem or from a clogged defrost drain.

Remove everything from your freezer, including all food and any shelves. Do not remove the icemaker (if installed.)
Look at and feel the panel covering the bottom or back of the freezer compartment. Is it thick with frost?
On top freezer models, are the holes in the top of the food compartment that lead to the evaporator choked with ice?
Is there ice forming on, or lots of water on the ceiling of the food compartment?
If the answer is yes to any of these questions, there's probably a defrost problem.
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