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Clogged freezer drain or faulty door gasket, most likely the first one. remove back panel of freezer and thaw out drain completely after removing ice.

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Excessive moisture accumulation in fridge


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This is likely a condensate drainage issue. When warm air enters the refrigerated space it contains moisture. Warm air is able to hold more moisture than cold air, so as the air cools the moisture condenses (hence the term condensate.)

Every refrigerator needs a way for this condensate to drain out of the cabinet. Many have a drain hole on the bottom, but some have a cup on the back (inside) of the cabinet that funnels the condensate to a drain behind it. I'm guessing yours is the latter.

Over time these drains have an annoying habit of becoming plugged with algae and/or spilled food/drink. When this happens water accumulates in the cabinet.

What you need to do is find the drain and clear it. The best tool for the job is a 4' piece of 1/8" steel cable (aka, wire rope) with a fitting crimped onto the end, or a dab of JB Weld, to keep it from unraveling and to keep loose strands from snagging. Gently snake the cable down the drain several times and rinse with a mild bleach solution, or chlorine-based cleaner.

Note that if a lot of water has accumulated the drip pan under the refrigerator may not hold it all, in which case it will spill onto the floor. This is not a problem, as in normal operation that amount of water would not be allowed to accumulate.

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Condensation accumulating in refrigerator


You may have several issues,
first, check the drain at the back is clear and not over flowing
your door seals maybe warn
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Hello, actually my Maytag refrigerator is 22 cu ft. bottom -mount freezer. I'm pretty sure my freezer is the frost less kind but it has started getting frost and almost snow in it. I was just wondering...


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Any freezer will accumulate frost on walls etc, eventually.Mostly in the summer when there's more moist air and door openings. The fan is supposed draw all moisture to the evaporator coils so you won[t get the frost , So if it is excessive check to make sure refridgerator compartment is keeping cold.If it seems warm to you,you probably have defrost issues.
If ok ,then check door gaskets for air leaks ,(excess moist air gets in).Or excess food ,especially at bottom might block some air flow.

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I have not recharged a system in a while. If the system is out of freon will the compressor still turn to pull in the refrigerant.


It should take the freon . Compressors will actually pull a vacuum if the refrigerant
is completely exhausted. You should be able to recharge system if the unit is just low
on refrigerant.

If no pressure is in system, I would have the accumulator replaced and
have a vacuum pulled on the system before recharging it. (The accumulator has a
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The vacuum is to boil off any moisture in the system
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What is the normal amount of water accumulation in the drain tray


No, it's not normal for it to be over flowing. Check to make sure you have the temps set correctly. Timer/electronic control on these units have been known to "run" too long, causing the evap to build up too much frost before going into defrost mode. Check to make surre to that you don't have signs of "moisture" around the doors, if you do then you have a door gasket leaking air into the frig or freezer causing excessive moisture within the evap coils.

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Whirlpool sideby side ref. ED5FHGXKQ02 condensation on walls of freezer causes accumulation of water on freezer floor


Most times that is a defrost drain blockage behind the rear wall of your freezer back panel. Sometimes the door seals allow some moisture to accumulate if air is drawn in through the seals leaking or the door to the dispenser is stuck open. But when you say it has accumulated in a pool of ice on the bottom of the freezer then the drain is blocked. I'm going to send you to some links and I want you to read through most of what is said and just use the parts the refer to your refrigerators problem, Sea Breeze

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Freezer is building up frost and refrigerator is not cold enoough


Almost certainly, you have a leak within the freezer compartment.

The cooling system will use a divertor valve to concentrate coolant to the fridge or freezer compartment - whichever is necessary to maintain selected temperatures.

If a seal within either compartment is compromised and leaks then the coolant will be excessively diverted to that area in an attempt to lower it's temperature - the other section will suffer since more coolant is diverted to the weaker area; the weaker area that is being excessively cooled will also have more moist air circulating, hence moisture will contribute to a build up of ice - exacerbating the problem.

Ensure that both fridge and freezer doors are closing properly, if they appear to be secure then also check that the seals are airtight - there should be no ice accumulating around them.

You might need to re-align the doors, or less likely, replace the door seals.

Please reply if you require further clarification or help.

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I finally got my refrigerator fixed after three years of complaining. The units are set up to have the fan running even if the cooling unit is not currently on. So when the unit is not cooling, then the fan is brining in moisture from the outside air which causes the water/mold. GE repair rewired the fan to run only when the unit cools on 4/20/10 and it has fixed my problem!!! Of course, this was only after I have thrown out a LOT of food!

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Water inside the refrigerator


check for a door gasket problem on one of the doors if it is not sealeing all the way you will get moisture in the fresh foor section and additional forst in the freezer

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