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Water leak from Refrigerator

There is water leaking from the refrigerator. I am not sure where the water is coming from but a puddle of water is built up under the freezer side of the refrigerator. Please help. I would hate to spend on repairs when the problem is something that I can fix myself. Thanks.

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  • rbj143 Jul 02, 2009

    Thanks for responding so quickly but pardon my ignorance...is the drain located inside the freezer or is it outside of it at the back so that I have to pull the fridge out from its cobey for me to see it? Also, should I unplug the fridge before flushing out with water? Also, you mentioned an evaporator pan under the unit at the floor. Is this something that can be touched from the bottom front of the freezer? I have not noticed any when I have been vacuumimg underneath the fridge. Please help. Thanks.

  • rbj143 Jul 02, 2009

    When you said lower back, is it outside lower back of freezer or inside lower back of freezer?

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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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    Charles T Nevin Jul 02, 2009

    The drain is located in the freezer, at the back at the bottom. The evaporator coil is also in the freezer just above the drain. It's behind the back wall of the freezer. That's where the water comes from that goes down the drain. I just mentioned it for reference to the drain hole.

  • Charles T Nevin
    Charles T Nevin Jul 02, 2009

    You don't need to unplug or access the pan underneath. You'll be able to clear it out from the freezer with water and pressure.

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