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Water leak @ bottom of jenn air JBL2086HES

Water drips from inside the square cut out on back bottom where water tubing enters fridge

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It could be condensation, but be sure that all of the connections are tight.

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The top freezer is frosting up. While looking inside the main fridge, in the back there are two square openings. One is dripping water, the other frosted up. In the back of the freezer there appears to be...


drain tube froze up also not allowing water to drain into the bottom drip tube but ur problem is that the fridge didnt automatically defrost so what i would do is call the place where u purchased it and get them to check it out cause it should still b under warranty

Jan 24, 2011 | Whirlpool ET1MHKXM Top Freezer...

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Water Leaking Inside Refrigerator


If water leaks inside your refrigerator
(and it WILL, at some point) you can fix
it yourself. My 26 year old fridge was leaking
and I fixed it completely. It is a Kenmore
top freezer, bottom refrigerator model.

In the good old models, one had to defrost the
fridge every few months manually.

In the recent models, the fridge defrosts automatically,
once or twice a day, and the water is supposed to drain
down a long drain tube into a pan located at the bottom of
the fridge. This collected water in the pan evaporates
by the heat under the fridge.

Now the drain tube can get clogged, by food debris and/or
ice. Thus when the water cannot drip through the drain tube
the water drips inside the fridge.

The drain tube is located behind the fridge, which is pretty
easy to take it out and clean. However usually the clog is
not in the long tube but in the connector assembly located
in the backside of the fridge that leads to the long drain tube.

To get to the connector assembly, you need to unscrew and
take out the back panel of the freezer compartment. You would
see the evaporator coil and a tray under the coil where the water
is supposed to drip through. If you find the tray completely frozen
with ice, let it melt off. To speed up melting, you may blow
hot air via a hair dryer. Once the ice is clear, you should see
a drain hole in the middle of the tray. This could be clogged,
which needs to be unclogged.

Next unscrew and open the thermostat control assembly located
in the inside of the back of the refrigerator compartment just above
the light bulb fixture. Once you take the cover off (you will
also have to take the knobs out) you will see a small tray cup about
2" x 2" x 1/2" into which water from the top freezer compartment
drain hole is supposed to drain. Pull out the tray cup, and if clogged,
unclog it, clean it and put it back.

To check if the drain works ok, pour some water on the tray
under the evaporator coil (top freezer compartment) and see if it
immediately drains into the tray located at the bottom of the fridge
at the floor level. If it does, you got it; and you can assemble things
back in the reverse order you took the pieces apart.

Needless to say, use a vacuum cleaner with a long suction tube to clean
out all the collected mess under the fridge. No matter how good
your housekeeping is, the bottom of the fridge will be full of dust.
With lot of patience (I mean lots of it) you should be saving hundreds
of dollars. Attached are some pictures I took. Call me before you dig !

on Mar 01, 2010 | Refrigerators

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Fridge is leaking water .... there's a place in the back of the fridge at the bottom (where the water line comes in from the in fridge filter and then goes to the icemaker).... there's two electrical...


yes these are the water valve solenoids and 1 is fir ice maker and the other is for cold water supply in the door,yes just replace it dont even try to fix it

Jan 01, 2011 | Jenn-Air JBL2086HES Bottom Freezer...

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JDC2389GES side by side fridge Water is leaking inside the freezer and pooling at the bottom.


Hello and Welcome to FixYa!
Actually the leaking water is from the evaporator coil unit....(it is located at the back wall or underneath the freezer compartment). Under normal conditions,Self-defrost refrigerators usually dispose the water generated during the defrost cycle through a tube or channel that directs the water a pan (Known as Drip pan), commonly below the refrigerator unit....
The channel or tube is clogged and the water is leaking to the refrigerator/freezer unit, so you need to clear that blockage/contamination....Once the blockage is removed, the generated water will move through that channel/tube directly to the drip pan and there will no water on the floor in the refrigerator/freezer compartment. This is all you need to do....


Best of Luck,


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Concerned.

Aug 25, 2010 | Jenn-Air Refrigerators

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Our Jenn-Air refridgerator is 11 years old and is leaking from the back onto the floor. We looked in the back behind the cardboard panel and saw that the pipes around the( pump ?)located in the lower...


Hello and Welcome to FixYa!
Actually the leaking water is from the evaporator coil unit.... Under normal conditions,Self-defrost refrigerators usually dispose the water generated during the defrost cycle through a tube or channel that directs the water a pan (Known as Drip pan), commonly below the refrigerator unit....
The channel or tube is clogged and the water is leaking to the refrigerator unit, so you need to clear that blockage/contamination....Once the blockage is removed, the generated water will move through that channel/tube directly to the drip pan and there will no water on the floor in the refrigerator compartment. This is all you need to do....


Best of Luck,


Your token of appreciation in form of rating would be highly obliged,


Concerned.

Aug 11, 2010 | Jenn-Air Refrigerators

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Our fridge is leaking water to the bottom - there is no water in the drip tray just on the bottom shelf - it seems to be coming from up above and dripping down the back on the inside. Any help


Clean drain starting underneath freezer coils. Compressed air is best but you can use hot water and blow in a tube until it is clear

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Aug 07, 2010 | Maytag Refrigerators

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The water dispenser unit has a tube coming into the back of the fridge. Anytime you dispense water, it will also leak from this tube in the back. Also, about once a day or so, it will sound like water is...


The water inlet valve on the back of the unit where the water supply comes in can have a slow leak and will cause ice to buildup and block the fill tube. Disconnect the ice maker line from the valve and watch to see if it has a slow drip. It doesn’t take much to eventually block the fill tube. You can thaw the fill tube and replace the water inlet valve.

Sep 27, 2009 | Jenn-Air JFC2087HRS Side by Side...

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Fridge constantly dripping wet


water inside, too much condensation from humid air entering fridge from bad seals. replace the seals. could also be that the condensate drain is clogged. if it's leaking from the bottom of the fridge, make sure the tubing is still inside the condensate pan underneath the fridge.

Aug 24, 2009 | Whirlpool Freezers

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Whirlpool fridge getting water from upper freezer compartment


well if you hat the freezer on top normaly air leaks inside freezer through the drain tube, that air turns into condensation and creates a ice and cloges your drain. now water can drain down to pan everytime ref goes into defrost , and water leaks to bottom section to air ducts and air returns. there are several ways to solve this problem the cheapeste way is to unplug refrigerator for 2 days then plug back up and it should go back to normal another way is to install a heat probe on your drain attached to your defrost heater , and add a grommet on drain tube that will let water drain but it will keep air out and that will solve your problem.

Oct 12, 2008 | Whirlpool Refrigerators

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