Question about Frigidaire GLRT212ID Top Freezer Refrigerator
Water is collecting on the shelves (In a few days). Any clues as to why and how to correct?
Verify where it is coming from feel the roof ceiling of the fridge, the walls.
Or is it from the shelves themselves?
Are the door seals sealing properly? take a $1.00 bill and try to pull it out. Proper door seals will have enough friction to allow you to feel resistance when you pull on the paper. (A $50 or $100 Will pull out quicker and make a lot more change... ;))
Too Cold of temperature and too high of out side humidity are the combination that causes this unless the drain is stopped up in the freezer. Or no defrost where the refrigerator wall is in contact with the freezer and the freezer is not defrosting as it should.
The freezer section has the only cooling coil. It sounds like it is blocked with frost and thus wont let the air circulate from freezer to refrigerator.
There is a defrost timer, (or board), a defrost heater, and a defrost safety thermostat. Any One of these or a combination of 2 can be your problem. If you have a energy efficient model that has electronic controls then you will have a board. The procedures for checking the circuit on a board vary by manufacturer of the board used and manufacturer of the appliance.
The defrost heater always has resistance and is attached to the freezer coil.
The defrost thermostat is also attached to the heater electrically, unless it is an electronic sensor type. Sensor types have a range of resistance that needs to be known to check and varies slightly with the temperature of the sensor.
If I haven't lost you here you maybe equipped with the life experiences that will allow you to do most of these checks. If its over your understanding I recommend you contact a reliable technician.
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Posted on Apr 17, 2009
You have a plugged drain in the freezer. unplug refer, remove back panel in freezer. There is a drain hole under evaporator. Remove ice with hair dryer or steamer. Pour hot water down drain hole until it runs down into pan on compressor.
Posted on Mar 08, 2009
It is most likely the defrost timer, the defrost elements or a leak in the door seal or a blocked drain tube leading down to a pan under the refrigerator.
Water should be removed every 8 hours with the defrost timer telling the defrost elements inside the back of freezer (and out of view) to get red hot like the parts inside a hair dryer. If temperature in freezer increased any today I would consider calling someone to either replace the timer or fix the elements. Now if the door gasket is buckled the warm air will enter condensate and also cause the same thing. If you notice a temperature increase in the freezer and fridge, it's time to act soon before the food begins to spoil, Hope this helps, Sea Breeze
Posted on Oct 30, 2007
Frozen or Plugged Defrost Drain
On Side By Side Refrigerator
The defrost drain pan is located at the bottom of the freezer compartment behind the back wall of the freezer. On some models the pan is accessible without removing the back panel and others are not.
Once you get to the defrost drain pan use a hair dryer to melt the ice from the pan.
Once the ice is removed use a turkey baster like this one: Turkey Baster http://www.repairclinic.com/SSPartDetail.aspx?PartID=428708&PPStack=1
To squirt hot water into the drain hole to clear the drain.
When the drain is clear you should hear or see the water you are squirting into the hole enter the pan under or behind the refrigerator.
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Posted on Jan 27, 2009
Your drain tube is stopped up. Take the panel off in the freezer section and chip away the ice in the pan below the coil. When you get to the drain hole pour hot water in it until it free flows. You will need a towel in the freezer to catch the excess water. Run some extra hot water through it to assure that you clean the drain out good.
Posted on Apr 01, 2009
SOURCE: water collecting on the shelves
Sure are a lot of sweaty fridges out there. My wife complains about it too. A mis-fitting door will allow moist air inside. Brute force usually fixes that. I just put my foot against the door bottom and bend the door back to where it belongs. If it has drooped, try just forcing it back up. And don't keep the door open too long when looking for stuff.
Posted on Apr 25, 2009
Sounds like a typical defrost drain blockage. Not sure what model of profile you have if older or newer stile but when the defrost cannot drain to the pan below the refrigerator the water collects inside th refrigerator creating a mess. I'm going to send you to another web page that will help you see a better idea of just what i'm saying so we can help you resolve the problem and learn how to clear the drain and get the water to stop messing up everything. Be right back putting our daughter to bed and brushing her teeth, Sea Breeze
Posted on Mar 02, 2010
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