Question about Maytag MFX2570AEM French Door Refrigerator in Stainless Steel with
We find water on the floor once a week. Seems to drip from a grill in back of the freezer. Pools in the bottom of the freezer, drips out front when bottom fills. I was told this might be a clogged drain line from the defrost, especially as it goes days without leaking, then only leaks a given amount. Is this repairable by home handyman?
Certainly should be, if it is a blocked drain tube and not a broken fan or defrost unit.
Assuming this appliance to be a frost free unit, generally (as I don't know this particular unit), there should be an outside access panel on lower rear of unit. Behind this, you should see the compressor (large round or square sealed container) and a drain tube leading to it or to a receptacle on it, which allows the defrost water to drain from the freezer compartment, and evaporate using the heat of the compressor. It will be this drain tube that may be block with food debris or even (as I found on mine) a plug of mould. My tube just pulled off and I was able to completely clean through with fresh water. Inside the freezer, there must be a drain channel leading to the drain tube outside. This may be visible or hidden behind panelling and, If the outside drain tube was blocked, will probably be full of iced up defrost water and will need to be cleared, either by leaving unit switched of or, by careful use of a hair dryer - GENTLY - so as not to warp the plastic insides. Once this is cleared, ice can then melt off the hidden freezer grills when on defrost cycle and escape correctly to the outside for evaporation.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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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Testimonial: "Thank you for your help..I will try the defrost tip to see if there is ice blocking the drain, as the unit is cooling properly."
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