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Why would I be getting water build up to ice below the meat tray?

Water filter is changed as needed, no water in the door, just the ice maker in the bottom freezer. Took out a 3/8 slab of ice this morning

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I'm no expert but because of all the problems I've had with my SAMSUNG refer, I'm getting to be more of an expert than I want to be! My Samsung French Door, Bottom Freezer (Model RFG297AARS) was leaking into the refrigerator & pooling under the deli drawer.


Repair required removing all of the interior drawers & shelves and the interior back panel. There you will find the defrost heater. Behind the defrost heater is a metal plate as well as one on the back of the front interior cover which have troughs to direct the defrost water into the defrost drainage hole. Both plates' troughs were corroded and in need of replacement. The corroded edge allowed defrost water to miss going down the drain hole and instead, enter into the interior of the refrigerator. Once the panels are removed, make sure the drain hole is clear of any obstruction. Your can use a very flexible bottle or tubing brush being careful not to damage any surrounding parts or the drain hole. I ordered Samsung part #'s AP5577767, plate drain & AP5587916, evaporator plate and replaced both (In your case, order parts DA61-04148A &DA61-04701B) . I also bought cold weather foil tape at the hardware store to hold the plates in place and to seal around the edges of the metal plates. This repair is not a terribly difficult task but you have to empty out the entire contents of the refrigerator to access the back panel. Just be real careful not to bend or puncture the defrost heater's tubing. The work took about an hour & I used a large camping cooler and frozen ice packs to keep the perishables cold while doing the work.

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The unit self defrosts and this creates water. There is a drain tube that is supposed to let the water go to the bottom of the outside underneath. If that tube is plugged or damaged the water runs down the inside and creates ice.

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