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Why is water pooling inside fridge section? Drain is not blocked.

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Condensation,is normal if door is openned alot or if door seal is bad

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Testimonial: "The seal looks intact but perhaps the door is closing on the wood frame and not touching the seal sufficiently? How to adjust the door-based seal to seat better on to the fridge itself? Many thanks."

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Water Pooling & Freezing


Assuming your fridge has a defrost cycle ( I.e. is a frost free model), you are probably suffering a blocked drain hole or pipe, leading to the top of the condenser or a tray nearby, where the frost water can evaporate.
The pipe can block with food or a mould plug, leading to water retention that freezes and further blocks the drain. the water is produced when a heater switches on in defrost mode and thaws the internal or external ice build up and, with nowhere for it to go it will pool on the bottom and may, when in defrost mode, run out onto the floor.
With frost free fridges/freezers, there is a drain outlet, usually hidden behind a removable panel inside the fridge/freezer compartment or, a drain hole near the bottom. If there is a drain pipe as well, access is usually from the rear base of the machine. The pipe is usually removable and can be cleaned out but prepare for some water to escape. An ice block in the drainage hole can be thawed using a hair dryer BUT GENTLY, so as not to warp the plastic inners of the fridge.

Jan 20, 2014 | Refrigerators

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GE PSDS5YGXCFSS - Water keeps pooling in fresh food section


Freezer /fridge water/ice in fridge and or freezer

Usually due to CONDENSATION due to bad door seals or a plugged evaporator drain line? Can use a soft flexable tubing and very hot water to clean it out. Bad door seals usually need replacement, but u can use a blow dryer and something to pry it closer to the door wall while blowing hot air on to it. To create a seal, to test for bad door seals place a dollar bill in between the door and wall of fridge where it closes. Then slide out the dollar bill with door closed. It should offer some resistance and not be easy to pull out.
Most all fridges have a drain. Look inside your fridge for a "V" shaped channel with a small hole. This hole leads to a tube and a small pan which sits on top of your refrigerator's compressor. The defrost cycle causes water to run into the channel, down the tube, and then it generally evaporates with the heat of the hot condenser/compressor.
However, if that tube is clogged with food crumbs, particles , debris etc, you will have to clear it to get back to a normal mode of operation. A toothpick, pipecleaner, straw or a cotton bud can often do the trick.
Even a frost free freezer will still ice up at times in the areas away from the heated defrost area and the drain line can freeze. This icing causes the pipe work to the compressor to ice over or sweat and cause a puddle. Or if the drainage has frozen over, it will need to be de-iced. ( usually the line is under the freezer bottom plate covering. Towards the back of the unit) And there is another inside the fridge area also.
Give the freezer a good overnight defrost until it's totally clear of ice in addition to making sure the drain is clear to the pan at the back and then restart the freezer.
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Nov 06, 2013 | General Refrigerators

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Ice inside my fridge


Check door seal intact and sealing ok, clean rear compressor section of all dust/ dirt/ fluff and check drain hole on rear of fridge.as water should not pool inside but run away outside rear. Lift/ adjust door to make sure it closes properly.

May 17, 2012 | Samsung Refrigerators

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Driping water into food cooling section.


The drain that carries the water from the freezer to the evap tray is plugged and filling the space between fridge and freezer up with water and then soon it won't be cold in the fridge anymore as it will block the flow of air from the fridge to the freezer. Locate the drain in back of the fridge or inside compartment under freezer and unplug. Should actually unplug fridge overnight to let ice melt in between levels.

Jul 19, 2011 | GE Refrigerators

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Fridge and freezer are working just fine. But, I keep getting pools of water inside my fridge. These pools stay to the back of the fridge on all levels and they sometimes turn to ice. I notice ice layer...


Your defrost drain is most likely blocked with ice or sludge. Now when your refrigerator goes into defrost it pours into base of freezer or just anywhere it can to pool up. Click Here=> Leaking Refigerators, just what may be happening Click here also=> Leaking Refrigerator's? Please let me know if you still have questions, Thanks, Sea Breeze

Mar 19, 2011 | Whirlpool Refrigerators

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Water pooling in the fridge.


excess water usuall y means there is a blocked drain tube in the bottom of the fridge.this can be cleared by using a small bottle type brush and run down through the drai hole to clear it.also check the drain tube from the rear of the fridge and make sure there is no obstruction near the drain pan

Feb 24, 2010 | Refrigerators

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Frigidare Mod.FRS26H5AS Leaking water into bottom of freezer where it freezes then leaks out door


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..

Feb 21, 2010 | Frigidaire FRS26H5AS Side by Side...

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Water is pooling inside at the bottom


Hi

Most times this is a plugged defrost drain system. The defrost heater in the freezer section melts the frost and changes it to water, this water is suppose to flow down a drain system. If this drain system is restricted or plugged the water will leak inside the refrigerator. The drain system starts in the freezer section with a tray built under the evaporator coil. The water is funneled through a small hose into a cup in the top middle of the fresh food section (not on all models, but this is the most common way), from there, the water is directed out the back wall to a drain hose that runs down the back of the refrigerator into a condensing tray. The heat created under the fridge makes the water evaporate and disappear. Some of the cups (in the top back of the fresh food section) can be removed for cleaning. A turkey buster can be used to help clean out the drain system. Fill the buster with hot water and "blast" it into the drain hose to help flush it out. A piece of wire or pipe cleaner can also be pushed into the drain hoses to help clean then out. On an S x S style of fridge the drain system is in the bottom back of the freezer section and often you will have to remove the evaporator cover to access the drain hole. You can clean this out in the same manner as previously mentioned, but because of the water leaking into the freezer instead of the fresh food section you will have to remove the ice build up to clean out the drain system. For some reason Whirlpool has found a need to "hide" the drain hose inside the walls now (Whirlpool makes many of the Kenmore branded refrigerators) on there top freezer refrigerators. This makes accessing the drain hose to flush it out more difficult, no cup inside the fresh food section, no hose down the outside back wall and the only access is inside the freezer section behind the back false wall and under the evaporator coils.

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May 30, 2009 | Refrigerators

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Water pools on floor


Check for a blocked defrost drain. Take the panel off at the back of the freezer section and find the small hole at the very bottom center below the cooling coils. Use hot (but not boiling) water and a turkey baster to flush it out until water runs through it. (it will go into the defrost drain pan, where it will evaporate)

May 24, 2009 | GE Refrigerators

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