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Hotpoint model #ctxy14epjrwh slow water drip from inside of the refrigerator. inside the top of the frig, center, there are several components that appear to come down from the freezer. the lowest one...


That water is from the melting frost of the automatic defrost cycle. Their is drain in the freezer behind the back wall under the evaperator coil that is blocked, so instead of defrost water draining it's pooling in the freezer or in some case espically on models with the freezer on the top,the water is leaking from the freezer vents into the fresh food compartment.
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I have Whirlpool frig. When it goes into defrost water drip inside the frig and collects at the bottom. The water appears to be coming into the frig through a channell in the center back of the freezer...


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Water is leaking on then freezing on the floor of my upright frigidaire freezer. At first I just thought it was a fluke and cleaned it out, but he next day their was frozen water again. I also am finding...


Your freezer goes to a defrosting cycle and actualy melts away some ice formation inside the freezer, normaly this melted ice (water) drains trough a tube in the back of the frig... the drain is probably clogged and the water spils out... to unclogg it you need to find the uper end of the drain (where the water drips in) usualy way in the back of the frigidaire, than try pushing a long wire in downwards to unclogg the drain, also check underneath or in the back of the frig. ther should be a back to hold the water for the time it evaporates, see if it is not full of water or dirt (dust) i even foud some pet toys in there once ha! ha!

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ARe the temperatures good inside the freezer? If they are not near 0° F, that is the cause of the water drip.

If it is nice and cold in freezer, check freezer floor, is there a sheet of ice? you have a clogged defrost drain, clear it or have it cleared for you.

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Ice collecting on floor of freezer and water dripping inside frig


Most likely you have a blockage in the defrost drain that begins behind the rear panel in back of the freezer and ends up in a pan beneath the refrigerator were a fan blows warm air over the water to put it back into the air inside your home. You need to unplug the refrigerator and remove the back panel inside the freezer and look at the condensate collector tray at bottom of the evaporator coil. Sometimes its ice blocking the hole because temperatures are too cold for the liquid to drain and it freezes before leaving the freezer and sometimes the line is blocked beyond the tray. Examine first and melt the ice and pour a warm solution of clorox and water in the pan and check if the amount ended up in the pan below the refrigerator. Sometimes a wet vacuum cleaner will help get what ever dislodged from the drain and sometimes we need to install something to warm the hole as the defrost takes place. But cleaning the drain is the best solution for now..Sea Breeze

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The hole is located in the middle of the coils or on the end. See the slope of the collection tray right under the coils. Might be hard to find because the ice would be blocking it. So take some table salt say two spoon fulls and place in the middle of the collection tray to melt the ice. Will melt fast. Then flush out with small amount of water. Be sure your frig is unplugged and remove the back panel. Let me know if you need anymore help.

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Your defrost drain hole is frozen closed.
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