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I have an older ET21DM with an icemaker. Water is

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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You need to clean the drain after you clean the ice out you should notice a hole run a piece of wire down the hole a couple of times then flush with hot water

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Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly.

We really need just a little more information please.

1. With or without Icemaker
2. Temperature in freshfood and freezer compartment normal?
i.e no frozen food in the fresh food compartment or ice cream getting soft. Slow making ice etc. (if installed)

Without a model number it is difficult to speak directly about your unit. That infromation would be important in order for us to better help you.


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If the evaporator drain gets clogged, each time the unit defrosts you would see water sheeting from the back of the freezer to the front.

Also if the door seal is torn or has come loose from the door then condensation will form in the area of the damaged door seal so the water source then would be near the damaged door seal.

If there is an icemaker installed it can be leaking or over filling.

If you respond please provide a model number.

Thanks for using FixYa.

Kelly

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