Question about Refrigerators
When the freezer goes into the defrost cycle the ice melts and the water is directed via tube to an area under the refrigerator where the heat from the compressor and condensor will cause it to evaporate. No need for concern.
Posted on Apr 01, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Justin, the cause is a failed water inlet valve (behind the fridge, near the floor). The solution is to replace the valve.
The part number of your valve is 4389177 and it lists for ~$65.00. You can find one at a local appliance parts outlet or order it online. (actually, the valve kit comes with instructions =) )
Easy to replace. Pull out the fridge, unplug it and turn the water off at the wall. Now use a 1/4" socket or nut driver and remove all the screws holding that cardboard cover in place. Now remove the water hose from the valve and remove the 2 screws that mount the valve to the fridge. Pull the valve out and notice how it's wired and how the plumbing is done. Then simply wire in and put the tubing on the new valve and rebuild everything.
Job time? About half an hour. Good luck and don't sweat it, this repair is a snap.
Posted on Nov 05, 2008
There are usually 3 or 4 locking tabs on the cover that just need to be pressed INDIVIDUALLY toward the bulb to release them and then carefully remove the cover. The ones with 3 tabs usually have and upper and lower tab then the thrid tab is on the side. Removed the upper and lower tabs by pressing inward to the bulb and then the cover will pivot out on the 3rd SIDE tab.
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Posted on Apr 09, 2010
The drain for the water to get away when defrosting is frozen shut...
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Water Running in Refrigerator from Freezer
Posted on Jul 13, 2010
Refrigerators with a defrost cycle drain the melted water from the evaporator coils through a tube or a hole into a drip pan underneath the refrigerator. The water usually evaporates, but most times the pan is removable and can be drained. If this path of water is blocked at any point because the drain hole or tube is crimped or clotted with anything, it will back up inside the refrigerator area and try to find a way out, usually under the crisper drawers. To fix this, clear the obstruction in the drain tube. The drain pan at the bottom of the refrigerator can overflow or get old, crack, and develop a leak. Other times, mold can grow in the drain tube and clog it. Most refrigerators have an ice and/or water system built into them. This means that you have a waterline attached to the back of your refrigerator and it comes out as ice or cold water. Anywhere that water travels through the refrigerator and freezer can turn into a leak. To find the leak, you need to follow the tubes that carry the water through the appliance and make sure that all connections are tight.
Leaking containers or spills in the refrigerator can be misdiagnosed as leaks. First make sure that there are no puddles of juice, milk, water, etc. on one of the large capacity shelves.
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Posted on Aug 31, 2011
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