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How to fix water leak n freezer

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Hello Sigifredo;


My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.

The model number that you submitted is in error. It does not register with Maytag refrigerators.

Anyway, You either have a frozen defrost drain or a problem with your ice maker.

1.) Frozen defrost drain; Behind the back wall of your freezer there is a defrost drain. When your refrigerator goes into the defrost mode every 8-10 hours, your refrigerator completely shuts down with the exception of the lights. When this happens your defrost heater, located beneath your cooling coils turns on for about 20-30 minutes. The heater defrost the cooling coils into condensate. This condensate goes down the condensate drain. If the drain is frozen, the condensate has no where else to go except the bottom of the freezer. You can unplug your refrigerator to clear the drain, but the problem will reoccur The best way to do a permanent fix, unplug the refrigerator, remove the back cover. There is a bottom tray filled with ice. Using water collection rags and a hair dryer, patiently melt the ice. DO NOT USE ANY HARD TOOLS TO CHIP AWAY AT THE ICE. Having located the drain, use warm water and pour into the drain. Patience is the key.
Ok, the drain is clear and water flows down it.
Now, with a length of either 12 or 13 gage wire, strip one end about 2" long. Wrap this end around the defrost heater (A metal bar at the bottom of the cooling coil). Be extremely careful, the fins on the cooling coil are razor sharp. Extend the wire to the drain hole. Measure and strip the other end of the wire so 2" of bare wire are on the drain hole.
2.) Your ice maker may have a leaking cube mold, or a frozen fill cup. If you know how cycle your ice maker and observe the fill mode.

You have not provided a model number, so I can not give you more detail to accomplish these tasks.


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Some thing I would do if mine had a leak is secure the source of water. mine Is in the basement. it's a clear 1/4" tube with a small valve. once pressure is off I would try to isolate where it's leaking from.Usually water comes in on a high corner. My ice maker is on the left so the line comes in behind it. Tell me you have an ice maker. stop me if you don't have an ice maker... ok you do, good.
Now the supply branches off to cold water or ice maker. It gets the water cold as it passes through that area,then goes to the choice cut-out in the door. you may need to cheat the doors to watch things drip. Ask yourself is the water making the trip to the ice maker or has there always/recently been an issue. I had a weird prob last summer where the ice maker didn't work and there was water everywhere in front. Turned out the ice cubes mutated into an weird size that never let the small door shut; hot air from the room melted the weird size; next request for ice replaced the mutated size, keeping the small flap open and the vicious circle started again. Anyway that might not be your issue but (good memories) cheat the doors watch where it's dripping from. Get flashlight, it gets dark with the doors "shut" look for something to tighten. plus my big Cadillac LG came with a factory plug you could replace the filter with (is your filter installed correctly?) This plug Im talkin about seals everything off I believe, so It can be a useful tool to troubleshoot with... Good luck my polar friend~~~~SC door cheating refers to a way that the equipt thinks doors are shut so it acts normal, for troubleshooting only.

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SOURCE: whirlpool mod#et18pkxgwu top freezer,no ice maker.

The Water is coming from the defrost cycle melting the ice on the evap coil.  There is a drain that goes to a tray near the compressor where the heat from the compressor evaporates the water.  That drain is clogged.  Take the back panel off of the freezer and unclog the drain hole.  Most of the time it is iced over and the ice needs to be melted.  It could also  be clogged where it comes out at the compressor.

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SOURCE: Frigidare Mod.FRS26H5AS Leaking water into bottom

I had the same issue.. I checked this web site and found the solution (on another post).. It was the drain of the fridge being blocked.. I didn't know the existence of such drain.. it turned out that it got blocked with some dust, therefore with every defrost cycle, the water was not going down to the evaporator tray, then going inside the fridge (eventually freezing), then overflowing to the outside doors.. Check on youtube for videos on how to open the fridge and clean this drain.. Have fun..

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Hello,

To correct the problem, you must locate the drain and inspect it for blockage. Often, you'll find it frozen, but it's usually always solid debris blocking the flow of the water that's CAUSING it to freeze: and that must be removed from the drain or it WILL happen again.
Where is the Drain?
After unplugging the fridge from the AC power, go ahead and pull the unit out where you can access the back. This is also a GREAT opportunity to clean dust off of the condenser coils and compressor, which will GREATLY lower your energy costs! (Use a Vacuum with brush attachment)
Depending on the model of refrigerator in question, the drain port can be located in several places. The most likely location is just under the freezer, which is actually the top of the fresh food compartment: The tube usually comes out there, and down the outside of the refrigerator; (On Back) However, it can also be under the coils behind the false back and/or side walls. At any rate, when looking for it, keep in mind that its' sole function is to drain water away from the evaporator coils when the unit is defrosting itself; Therefore, it's almost ALWAYS just under the freezer at the end of a "channel" that directs all of the water into it.
Cleaning the Drain... Depends on what's causing the clog.
If it's iced up, the quickest way to thaw it is with a hairdryer. It takes just a minute with the hairdryer set on max.

Before you get happy and close everything up though, ALWAYS check the tube for debris.
About 95% of the time, I've found something in a frozen drain line. Remember: It wouldn't have been frozen in the first place if the water had been able to drain off!
After checking the pan under the freezer for debris in the pan and exit hole, you'll need to check the tube itself. The best test is just to blow through it like you would a straw. If it's clogged, you'll feel some resistance.
To clear a clogged pipe: There are numerous ways, but the most efficient is to use a can of electronics duster. (ONLY the kind that comes with a nozzle extension tube) WITH A PAIR OF CLOTH OR LEATHER WORK GLOVES ON BOTH HANDS!: Stick the nozzle extension down into the drain tube. Wrap one hand around the top of the tube and the nozzle to form as tight a seal as you can, and press the trigger. The clog should be blown right out: if not repeat as necessary. Reconnect it all, then pour a little water through it and check for leaks.

Hope this helps!

Good luck.






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SOURCE: water is leaking from bottom

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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