I have an older ET21DM with an icemaker. Water is coming out of the freezer compartment and into the main compartment. Icemaker has been checked and is not leaking. I've taken freezer compartment apart and cleaned out everything. It was full of ice. After cleaning it worked great for a week and now is leaking again.
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If you have water build-up on the floor of the food compartment, or ice buildup on the floor of the freezer compartment, you are probably suffering from either a frost problem or from a clogged defrost drain.
Remove everything from your freezer, including all food and any shelves. Do not remove the icemaker (if installed.)
Look at and feel the panel covering the bottom or back of the freezer compartment. Is it thick with frost?
On top freezer models, are the holes in the top of the food compartment that lead to the evaporator choked with ice?
Is there ice forming on, or lots of water on the ceiling of the food compartment?
If the answer is yes to any of these questions, there's probably a defrost problem.
If you suspect a defrost problem, first remove any icemaker that may be installed. You will see a removable panel covering the entire back or bottom of your freezer compartment. There may be 6 to 10 or more screws holding it on. In some units there is a light socket attached to the panel; you'll see this arrangement most often in side-by-sides.
If you start to get an unusual buildup of ice in one particular spot in your freezer, especially beneath the icemaker, check for water leaks.
Water leaking onto the kitchen floor not traceable to one of the problems in Chapters 4 or 6 may be from a leak in the icemaker or door dispenser water system. Icemakers have a water solenoid valve mounted on the back of the fridge, usually behind the back bottom panel, and a water tube that leads straight up the back of the fridge to the icemaker. Door dispensers have a similar water solenoid valve with a water tube that leads beneath the fridge and into the door through a hollow hinge. If your fridge has both features, it's usually a dual water solenoid valve. It can be simple or not-so-simple to fix, but basically it's just a plumbing job.
Is it coming from inside fridge compartment or freezer compartment or from outside back. If it is from freezer compartment and you have no water line connected to ice maker. Then it might be just your ice maker trying to go into fake harvesting mode. Make sure the Icemaker is off. Icemaker arm should be up.
If the thermostat behind the left side of the fill tray goes bad, the cycle will stop completely. Cost of thermostat is $20.00. Cost of new icemaker with new motor and everything including thermostat is $45.00, brand new, on EBay plus shipping. Cost for new icemaker from repair shop, $153.00 plus tax. Control board circuit panels each side of freezer compartment will go bad also stopping the ice maker cycle. these control boards come in pairs, one for each side of freezer compartment. Cost for new circuit panel control board from repair shop, $215.00. Cost from EBay brand new circuit control board $45.00 plus $8.00 shipping. Easy to install both, icemaker and control board circuit panels. Phillips screw driver and small socket set is all you need for removing and installing these items.
Give it some more time. The icemaker has an internal thermostat and it will not come back on until it reaches 16 degrees. It takes a while after it gets warm. if it doesn't start functioning in a few more hours you may have other problems. Hope this helps
Sounds like the inlet water valve for the icemaker is not shutting off 100%. That would result in either A.) a block of ice plugging the tube where the water passes through from the outside of the freezer into the freezer compartment, or B.) an ice waterfall in the freezer into the ice bin and/or down the back wall of the freezer compartment.
Solution to either: replace water valve and remove ice with the aid of a hair blower.
the water(in the bottom of the freezer) is coming from
the freezer when is defrosts. the drain line is in the back wall of the freezer
and may be clogged up with ice. clean out the freezer and pour some hot water
in the very back of the freezer, this will hopefully unclog the drain. if not,
then you have to take the back wall out of the freezer to get directly to the
drain line. there should just be a couple screws holding it; it is just an
aluminum or plastic panel.
the icemaker problem
it could be that the water valve is slowly leaking water into up to the icemaker and freezing before dripping out of the tube. then when the icemaker turns on the water to the icemaker it is partially blocked by the ice and sprays water all over instead of gently falling into the icemaker.
if this is the case then changing the water valve on the back of the machine and defrosting the fill tube behind the icemaker should fix this problem.
You may not have got the supply tube all the way into position so I would check this first. If the water is running down the back wall of the freezer compartment at a higher level than the icemaker the problem is not with the icemaker but with some break in the supply chain. If the water is overflowing from the icemaker then it could be the timer cycle on the icemaker or the water inlet solenoid valve at the back of the cabinet (compressor side). Water leaks need to be traced back to the highest point ( I know how obvious that sounds but sometimes we all miss the obvious).
Hope this is of some help.