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Our maytag side by side refrigerator is leaking from the freezer

Water piles up on the floor from under the freezer. We have turned off our ice maker and disconnected it on the back. but it still leaks.

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Your defrost drain is blocked with ice or another object. You will need to unplug and remove the rear panel inside the back of the freezer to examine what is happening. The defrost normally follows a pipe to the bottom of your refrigerator and flows into a condensate tray near the condenser fan that carries the water back into the air inside your home. If you run into problems make sure your model is the MSD2656G listed above your post and let me know if the number is different. Thanks,Sea Breeze

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Check the filter. See if its connected right. Sometimes the old (BAD-need replacement) filter back pressure the water and if the seal or gasket is not good enough, you will have water leak. But in this case you will notice the water path inside the fridge too.

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

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