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Freezer Leaking - GSS25WGSD

A quick search online has led us to believe this is due to a clogged drain hose. Would appreciate help locating it and fixing the issue with this model.

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  • Joey Province
    Joey Province Feb 16, 2014

    Think we got it, opened the bottom panel, poured hot water through the slit in the back of the freezer and it flowed out the white pipe in the back. Turning it back on.

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SOURCE: Drain Hose Clogged

You need to blow the drain line out with either air or the co2 cartridge kit made for blowing the drain lines out.

Posted on Oct 14, 2007

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Hi thanks for your question. to unclog. pull fridge away from the wall. remove back cover , clean all coils. let fridge thaw for at least 24 hrs. get small plastic hose to push up the drain tube from the back. blow up yhr drain tube to clear the tube. thanks the appliance doc. please rte my answer, thanks.

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SOURCE: I have a Amana 18 refrigerator which is leaking

the drain hole is in your frezzer behind the back panel

Posted on Mar 19, 2009

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SOURCE: I have water (condensation?) leaking from under the freezer

I appoligize for not seeing your post sooner here are some links to pages that may be helpful, Let me know if you need more help as Fixya has a problem notifing me of anyones response to a solution , Thanks, Sea Breeze
appliancepartsse@yahoo.com
864-812-1887

http://fixitnow.com/wp/2009/05/26/the-permanent-cure-for-repeatedly-freezing-condensate-drains-in-whirlpool-roper-kitchenaid-top-mount-refrigerators/

http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?topic=22.0

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Posted on Jul 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Maytag refrigerator is leaking water

Your freezer has a drain that leads to the exterior drain pan beneath the unit. Occasionally this drain can become clogged resulting in standing water inside your freezer,due to line freeze over. This can, also, cause a run-off, as stated in your post. In the freezer, standing water will become ice and may result in defrost problems or inadequate coldness.

You will need to Clear the drain by forcing a solution of water and bleach or water and baking soda into the drain line with a basting syringe. If the solution will not flow through, slide a length of ¼ inch flexible tubing into the drain tube to push the clog through to the drain pan. Remove the tubing after clearing the clog. This will correct the issue.

The drain is located either on the floor of the refrigerator, beneath the vegetable crisper, or in the wall behind a drain funnel.



NOTE_It is important for the refrigerator to be level. If it is not level, doors may not open or close properly and may not seal tightly. Also, drainage from the defrost cycle might be impaired as might the ice making cycle. The appliance was engineered based on it being installed in a level position. While there may be some tolerance for out-of-level installation, the appliance will operate at its best when properly leveled.

Place a level on top of the refrigerator near the front. Do not put it on the door because the door may not be aligned with the refrigerator case. Check that the refrigerator is level from side to side. Next turn the level to check that it is level from front to back.

If it is not level, adjust one or more of the adjustable leveling feet until it is level. The feet are bolts that can be turned to raise or lower the refrigerator. If they cannot be adjusted with your fingers, use a crescent wrench or pliers.

If you have an ice-maker, it should also be checked for level after first leveling the refrigerator. An ice-maker that is out of level will spill water into the ice bin or into the freezer. It can be repositioned by loosening the mounting screws, adjusting it for level and then re-tightening the screws.

Posted on Dec 13, 2009

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Thanks for using FixYa. This may happen due one or more than one of these issues with your washer--
Probably there is something(coins, socks, dirt, debris, etc) stuck inside the drain filter of your washer. You'll need to check the drain filter. To access the drain filter. To check the drain pump follow these steps:





Unplug the washer to completely disconnect electrical power.Remove the bottom front service panel as shown in the first image below.


Also check your drain hose for a kink or clog. Check the washer house drain for a clog or restriction. Test the washer to see if it will drain properly.


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http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?topic=22.0

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