Question about Amana Refrigerators
Amana Frig ABB2224WEB1 leaking water on floor. removed lower panel that covers the wheels. I do not see a drain pan to empty. Is there one? If it is the defrost drain hose plugged up how do I find that a unplug it? bought this unit March 2012
Pam, the drain pan is locked under the refer. It can't be removed while the refer is upright. The problem and solution depend on if you know a do-it-yourself person. Part of he problem is most likely the TIMER located on the inside back/top of the refer. behind the plastic and metal shield. The other culprit associated with this problem is in the freezer, behind the metal backing, called the THERMOSTTA. I recommned repalcing both at the same time. enter your model number into partselect.com and identify the part, or its time to call a REFER repair man. A turkey baster with a small plastic hose attached (any hardware store) can siphion the water out of the tray, or a towel on the floor until you fix the problem,
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
THERE IS A DRAIN LINE HEATER ON MOST UNITS now days, if yours is an older one what you need to do is make sure that it's level, and that the drain line is cleared so that the water has a place to go when it thaws during the defrost cycle.
Posted on Jan 27, 2009
Yep got a wood floor 1/2 way up do to water leak.
First lets decide where your leak actually is.
Fact: If the drain pan is dry does not mean that the water being disposed of during defrost is not getting to the pan, It could also mean that the water that is reaching the pan is being evaporated like it is suppose to be. So we have to find your source of the water first then decide on what is causing it.
Areas to consider:
1"Inside" coming out the front from under the door? This is most likely a stopped up drain pan. A cold area that is not suppose to be cold like when you have a freezer coil that is suppose to be defrosting and is not... See below for a more complete ideas list of things to check under Possibility.
2"Outside not underneath" The corner of the door also could indicate (if you have water in the door) a worn out water line or a kink in it that has finally started to leak. Turn off the water to the refrigerator for 2 or 3 days and see if the problem disappears. If so you know whats going on and can approach it from the door area.
3"Outside underneath" The corner could also be where the water is running to from someplace under the fridge. The drain pan drain line is the most common. Inspect it and repair as needed, maybe its just not over the pan. A new house keeper not acquainted with this box may have knocked it out during vacuuming just put it back over the pan. IF The sealed system has had refrigerant added it could be from an over charge and frost on the suction line defrosting during a shutdown.
1 There is a drain that carries away the water under the cooling coils. These coils are in the freezer section.
2 The damper going to the crisper( s) is open too far allowing cold air to cause condensate on the fridge wall or bottom.
3 The freezer section is not defrosting and there is a spot where the ice buildup is allowing conductive cooling into the refrigerator section and therefore is allowing condensation on the refrigerator wall or ceiling.
4 The refg section has a heater (possibly not positive) in the area of the door frame, or it may have a "power saver" switch. This switch and the heater (if it has a heater it may not have a switch) are designed to stop condensation on the refridg while running. I fit is placed in the "power save" mode it turns off the heater. But, if you live in extream humidity (Great lakes east side or Gulf coats Houstion...) the humid air will condensate water out and it will collect and settle on the floor.
5 Door gaskets are not sealing especially on the bottom of the door. This allows warmer air into the fridge section and it is condensation on floor under the crisper.
If you check all of these items and still cant find it please post back and tell me what you did find. So I can help you more. Please rate me as much as possible as Im trying to keep my average up and do the things that will actually educate and help people.
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Posted on Mar 22, 2009
Your problem is most likely a clogged drain line. Which is located in the back bottom of the freezer a little hole. Run some hot water down it with a spray bottom and it should resolve your issue. Also yes a Tech will be able to fix this problem
Posted on Jun 01, 2009
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.
Take a bare copper wire and wrap it around a fin near the heater and put the other end a few inches down the drain. The heat convection may prevent it from freezing.
Posted on Jul 01, 2009
check seal all around bottom
Posted on Jan 23, 2010
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Look on the ceiling in the back by the compressor do you see a small hose on the ceiling. There's an access panel at the lower right corner. That's where it is ,there's a drain pan just under the hose remove that panel its right there.
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