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Hotpoint ctx18 ref has water on floor on defrost cycle

This is no drip pan for this model so how does the water not end up on the floor during a defrost cycle

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The pan is not removable. this model has a pan the water drains to, that the condenser lines run though also. the heat from the compressor and the exchange lines evaporate the water.

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Look on or under the compressor. There is a drip pan there.
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Why does water drip inside the ref toward tne rear of the ref? Happens once a day


That's the automatic defrost cycling. The water collects at the bottom and drains into a flat pan underneath for eventual evaporation.

Jul 19, 2014 | Hotpoint Refrigerators

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During the defrost cycle our refrigerator leaks water from the freezer side out the front into the floor of the kitchen. Where could it be coming out and what will fix it?


The water from the melting ice during defrost should be guthered from the drip drain pan which is under the evaporator pipe coil and is passing though the drain tube which is conected to the dip pan and should end out on the back of the fridge to the compressor to evaporate. The problem posibly is that the drain tube is goggle either from ice or from dirt or both and the water since it can not end to compressor it overfrow from drip pan inside the freezer. So you can clean the drip pan and drain tube using a wire rod and problem will be solved.

Sep 13, 2011 | Refrigerators

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The unit is dripping water on the floor. I don't find the drip pan does the HSS25GFP have one if so where is it?


The drain in the freezer behind back lower panel
needs opening. You can see it at the bottom of the back panel
underneath the evaporator coils. (The cold coils)
Run Hot water in the drain until it clears or use a hairdryer.
When the defrost melts the water it goes down the drain
If the drain is clogged with Ice or ? The defrost water
overflows into the ref. or freezer or on floor
Run Hot water in the drain until it clears or use a hairdryer.
Also check fan undernearh Ref in the rear
Clean condenser coils underneath
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Freezer when on defrost cycle does not drain but runs back into the base of the freezer and then refreezes. When next defrost water runs out over the floor.


Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly.

Unplug it and do the messy (water) manual defrost by directing a fan into the freezer compartment with the contents removed for just over 2 hours. The reason for the 2 hours is you have to also defrost the frozen drain funnel under the evaporator coils

Remove the fiberboard cover in the back and use a shop vac to empty the drip pan contents. Make sure to clean off the very end of the compartment drain tube as they tend to get nasty. Once you have this clean... revers air flow... i.e. us the vacuum to force air UP into the freezer compartment drain at the drip pan to float out any debris. DO NOT use compressed air as the compartment drain hose will separate and leak. Reinstall fiboerboard cover AFTER cleaning the condenser coils and fan.

After you have done the above the drain should work.

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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....


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Aug 11, 2010 | Jenn-Air Refrigerators

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HOT POINT FRIDGE - FREEZER DRIPS WATER


The evaporator coils frost up in normal use and every eight hours or so the entire unit shuts down and the defrost heater comes on to melt the frost. This cycle last about 20 minutes. The melted frost drips into a drain pan and through a drain tube to the drain tray under the freezer/refrigerator where it's evaporated by the condenser fan.

Your drain tube may be stopped up with ice at the upper end because it drains too slow because it's stopped up at the lower end in the evaporator pan under the unit at the floor. It can get dust and mold in it. Once you get the ice out at the top a little pressure with a turkey baster will usually clear it out. Flushing it out with hot water and clorox may help. Make sure it drains quick enough to prevent refreezing. . The drain should be located below the evaporator coils on the back of the freezer.

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Ref practically new, intermittent leak onto floor at left rear ref is model HSM25GFTCSA side by side


check drip pan, if it full of water and there is no heater on this model you need to upgrade it with heater under drip pan.
but check if it's not cracked and drain line goes to it and not on the side...
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Hotpoint 18.2 cu ft refrigerator -water pooling on the floor


Was it the tubeing that drains the defrost water that you cleaned. Did you clean it at the top where it would be stopped up with ice. Your evaporator coils frost up in normal use and every eight hours or so the entire unit shuts down and the defrost heater comes on to melt the frost. This cycle last about 20 minutes. The melted frost drips into a drain pan and through a drain tube to the drain tray under the freezer/refrigerator where it's evaporated by the condenser fan.

Your drain tube may be stopped up with ice at the upper end because it drains too slow because it's stopped up at the lower end in the evaporator pan under the unit at the floor. It can get dust and mold in it. Once you get the ice out at the top a little pressure with a turkey baster will usually clear it out. Flushing it out with hot water and clorox may help.
Make sure it drains quick enough to prevent refreezing. . The drain should be located below the evaporator coils on the lower back of the freezer. If not

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Your evaporator coils frost up in normal use and every eight hours or so the entire unit shuts down and the defrost heater comes on to melt the frost. This cycle last about 20 minutes. The melted frost drips into a drain pan and through a drain tube to the drain tray under the freezer/refrigerator where it's evaporated by the condenser fan.




Your drain tube may be stopped up with ice at the upper end because it drains too slow because it's stopped up at the lower end in the evaporator pan under the unit at the floor. It can get dust and mold in it. Once you get the ice out at the top a little pressure with a turkey baster will usually clear it out. Flushing it out with hot water and clorox may help.
Make sure it drains quick enough to prevent refreezing. . The drain should be located below the evaporator coils on the lower back of the freezer.

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