Question about Sub-Zero 650 / O Bottom Freezer Refrigerator
I have a 12 year old maytag mtb1954arw refridgerator and water drips from the freezer door. I don't think there is a drain blocked because there is only water around the gasket. I don't have a whole lot in my freezer and I tried cleaning the coils, fan, and the floor underneath. Also, the freezer seems to run most of the time and even though I turned the thermostat way down it seems to be very cold. I cleaned the gasket, but there is a 1 inch rip in the gasket. It seems like the gasket seals ok and when the door is closed you can't see the rip. Also it is very humid in my house lately and this is when the fridge has gotten worse. The drip has been going on for a couple of years but it doesn't seem to happen all the time. Thanks for your help.
Freezer door frames have a small heating element in them to stop that happening. Your element is failed.
Torn gasket seals just cause frost inside, but also cause the compressor extra stress if the seal is bad. This causes the compressor to keep running as yours does. They are cheap to buy and easy to fit.
With a 12 year old one, it is probably time for a new one. The new ones are more energy efficient and are cheaper to run.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Thank willie for helping with one: "Well, it looks like the pan is a seperate plastic pan and not the compressor mounting pan like some of the newer ones are. It appears that you have to remove the condensor fan motor and mounting bracket then maybe the pan will left up and over the compressor, or maybe there is enough room to lift the pan up and out the front over the condensor coils"
Posted on Jun 11, 2006
SOURCE: Water build up in the
Water build up under the fresh food drawers is usually associated with an air intrusion from the exterior. Warm air intruding into the fresh food compartment creates excess condensation, which eventually accumulates on the bottom.
Some causes are:
1. Internal obstruction, not allowing door(s) to close tightly enough.
2. Deteriorated door seal, (torn, pinched, deformed, misaligned,).
3. Light not turning off when door closed,(faulty door switch, misaligned door, loose hinges allowing door to drop).
Make sure all drawer have nothing obstructing their closure, and door shelves have nothing extending beyond the support bars.
Other less obvious causes may be creating this issue also and are not normally addressable by the novice servicer.
Hope this helps find the cause.
Posted on May 25, 2008
Look on your sub zero for more model numbers. I have found some information indicating that the refrigerator thermostat may be the problem but need those numbers to confirm. Thanks, Sea Breeze
You can also find a user manual at this link
Posted on Apr 27, 2009
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