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Leaking water from lg refrigerator

Water leaking, about a cup and a golf from bottom underneath. Supply tube good, flow is good. Tube up back to top is good.Turned off water supply yesterday, only a few drops this morning. tried looking at drain pan but not clear where it is. Back of refrigerator at bottom is open. Don't know what to look at.

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Sounds like you have excess pressure building up in the water system. Is the water dispensor working? If not it sounds like you have a frozen line somewhere or the valve in the door is not working to allow the water to dispence.

Posted on Jul 13, 2007

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You have not only to unplagge the unit, but also to pull out all of frozen, or cold food and other things like baskets etc. and to keep open all dors. All of unit, including inside parts, has to "warm" to home temperature and after that to stay as minimum 24 hours. If you leave frozen food iside unit and closed doors you have to wait a week or more. DON'T USE STEAMER! YOU WILL DAMAGE PLASTICS. DON'T APPROACH FROM BACK SIDE!

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SOURCE: Water collects in the bottom of my LG LRTP1231W

Some units don't have a drain tube. The water flows down the back of the fridge into the bottom and it just makes a mess. It has been a problem ever since they started going "Energy efficient". The drain was a hole and they had to close the holes. If you're lucky enough to have the drain, it will be located inside the back wall of your freezer. The inside walls must be removed. The drain will be in the drip pan, below the freezing coils (fins) in the back of the freezer.

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