Question about GE Refrigerators
Water leaks out of the freezer there is a puddle in front of it daily and something inside is red and makes a sizzling sound like water is dripping on something hot
Sounds like your defrost drain line is clogged or unhooked, you will have to remove everything from the freezer and take the inside back cover off to check the problem.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
the sizzling noise is water hitting the defrost elememt and this is normal - shows the defrost system is working. if water comes on the floor of the freezer, this may be the drain for the defrost water is blocked. remove the freexer back panel and the drain is in the tray where the defrost water is caught. if it is blocked - usually with ice - clear it with hot water and make sure the water drains freely. takes some patience and maybe several attempts
Posted on Jul 13, 2007
don't worry about it. there is a defrost heater to melt ice off the evaporator when in defrost mode. happens about every eight hours. the sizzling noise is water dripping on the heater
Posted on Sep 25, 2008
Look for obstruction at the drain tray for the freezer. Common to have plastic wrap sucked into that area.Or gunk in the drain line. Blow through line to insure the gunk is not an issue.
Posted on Mar 01, 2009
What you observed is the automatic defrost system at work. There is a heater coil (the red hot tube you saw) that comes on at various times to melt frost off of the evaporator coil. This cycle generally lasts 25-35 minutes and then the refrig will start back up and resume its normal cycle.
The water that melted off the coils drips into a drain pan under the unit and will evaporate from the heat and air movement from the compressor. Everything you expereinced is normal and nothing to worry about. thanks Peyton...
Posted on Apr 03, 2009
SOURCE: freezer malfunction
Drain hole is clogged behind the panel that covers the coils. I found a peice of solder blocking mine. Water was freezing on the bottom of the freezer and leaking out to the floor.
Posted on Aug 09, 2009
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