Please help. Our refridgerator leaks water from below. We've tried to locate the source of the leak but have had no luck. We moved the appliance away from the wall and removed the backing and the front lower grill and could not find the problem. In fact, after all that, by coincidence, we had no leak for almost a day but then it began to lead again the following day.
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There is a drain hose that empties the defrost water from the cooling coil and drains into a pan located at the bottom of your unit, where it evaporates. Check to see if this drain hose has popped out of this pan, or possibly the pan is cracked.
first of all any type of refridgeration cools or freezes by removing heat and humidity by moving air across a cold coil. so when the unit cycles into defrost mode the water drains down to the bottom of the unit into a shallow pan where it evaporates. by use of the heat from the compressor and a small fan. the pan is acessable by removing the grill below the doors. then use a flashlight to locate where it drains into pan and yes remove as much of the dust and dirt as you can using a vacum or duster. it will run more efficiently saving you electricity. HOWEVER, I have a completely different theory. Because you said it only leaks when the ice is at a certain level. I would first find the water valve that supplys water to your fridge under sink or possibly branching off your water heater it will be a small valve with a small water line. turn it off if your water leak dries up. look in your yellow pages for a appliances, parts store. they should be able to fix you up with the fridge... valve you need and tell you how to find and replace it. it is not a difficult at all. good luck .. p.s. if i am correct you should notice your new ice cubes will be a little smaller........................
E4 would suggest a leak or spillage of water into the base of the appliance.- Unplug the appliance. - Put some towels around the rear of it and tip it rearward about 45 degrees. - Drain the water out of the base at the rear corners.
Once drained, try the machine again. If
it fails very quickly then it would suggest a leak and you would need
to drain it again, take the panels off and watch it working to locate
the source of the leak. Cure the leak to stop the fault.
Hello and Welcome to FixYa! Actually the leaking water is from the evaporator coil unit.... Under normal conditions,Self-defrost refrigerators usually dispose the water generated during the defrost cycle through a tube or channel that directs the water a pan (Known as Drip pan), commonly below the refrigerator unit.... The channel or tube is clogged and the water is leaking to the refrigerator unit, so you need to clear that blockage/contamination....Once the blockage is removed, the generated water will move through that channel/tube directly to the drip pan and there will no water on the floor in the refrigerator compartment. This is all you need to do.... Best of Luck, Your token of appreciation in form of rating would be highly obliged, Concerned.
The start device on some models of refridgerator for maytag and whirlpool have been recalled. If your appliance was manufactured in the last 5-10 years you may be having an issue with this component. Mine recently caught on fire at this device that is located near the compressor. If you would like to be a part of the petition for a recall on this appliance contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
This may not be the problem now but by the sound of the malfunctioning ice maker, it could be in the future. The start device on some models of refridgerator for maytag and whirlpool have been recalled. If your appliance was manufactured in the last 5-10 years you may be having an issue with this component. Mine recently caught on fire at this device that is located near the compressor. If you would like to be a part of the petition for a recall on this appliance contact me at email@example.com
That is caused by a leaking water control valve on the side of the dual water control valve. Seee if you can locate the model number around door frame or inside wall of fresh food compartment. I will show an example of what to look for behind the refrigerator. Click here for=> Appliance Model Number Locations and once I know the model I will send a Service Manual. Please rate my solution after I have helped you resolve the problem and communicate with me. I am offering my help to you free. If need you may contact me here on Fixya or my Forum=> Appliance 911 My contact information is located above the Fixya Ad on my blog here=> Sea Breeze Appliance Parts and Technical Services, www.pcappliancerepair.com Thanks, Sea Breeze
More than the door seal, check the water level is not stuck down or sinking. If the appliance is leaking from the door, this is often because of overfilling. If the machine is not overfilling, then replace the door seal.
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I see your installation date has come and gone, but if you still need to hook up the water you can find an "ice-maker kit" from almost any home improvement store (such as Lowes, Ace, Home Depot etc....) This includes 1/4" bendable copper tubing and a valve that will tap a near by cold water supply pipe. If you find a kit with plastic tubing, I would steer clear and find the bendable copper. Plastic tubing kits are notorious for springing leaks. Buy some extra compression nuts and washers for the tubing while you are there, it may take more than one try to get a waterproof seal if this is your first time hooking up water and ice dispenser.
When hooking up the tubing to the back of the refridgerator, leave a couple coils of slack to allow the refridgerator to be pushed in or pulled out without straining the connection. There is usually a small clamp on the refridgerator back to hold the tubing steady, make sure you use this. This will help ensure a leak free connection. After you have the tube hooked up, push the refridgerator all the way back, then pull it back out and check for leaks. Sometimes the tube will start dripping a bit after the refridgerator is moved, so this step helps ensure you won't have leak problems.
hi thanks for the question is there water inside the fridge or freezer if not then the leak is coming from the drain tray at the back make sure the drain hose is located in the tray not outside the drain tray thanks the appliance doc