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I have water (condensation?) leaking from under the freezer

My freezer i leaking water from underneath/or from the door of my Admiral 2227DEDB/18. I have seen the answer:

"Occasionally this drain can become clogged resulting in standing water inside your refrigerator. A similar drain exists in the freezer, which when clogged results in ice build up on the floor of the freezer.
The drain is located either on the floor of the refrigerator, beneath the vegetable crisper, or in the wall behind a drain funnel"

but would like to get some kind of manual before I begin to take the freezer apart. Can anyone help my on what panels to move and so on?

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  • nikolaj596 Jul 17, 2009


    Hope you have time to answer more detailed. I understand what the problem is but not how to fix it. I have looked at this and searched for the GC2227DEDB but how do I fix it. Is it behind the freezer or do I need to remove the panel inside the freezer or is somewhere near the refrigerator? (sorry to ask, but I it is very difficult for me to take out the freezer/refrigerator)?





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I appoligize for not seeing your post sooner here are some links to pages that may be helpful, Let me know if you need more help as Fixya has a problem notifing me of anyones response to a solution , Thanks, Sea Breeze

Please feel free to contact me the charge is free, Sea Breeze

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    John Tripp Jul 17, 2009

    OK, got the email thanks for asking. You will need some help on this one. The drain goes down to the bottom of the refrigerator and drains into a pan under the refrigerator. The heat from the compressor and the fan blow warm air over the defrost condensate pan to evaporate the water back into the air. If for some reason the pan is cracked or the pipe going to the pan misses the pan the water will end up on the floor.. If for some reason the drain line is blocked in one of its turns going to the condensate tray below the refrigerator it will leak into the freezer or the fresh food section depending on where the leak or blockage starts. This also could be a water leak at the water control valve for your ice maker and water dispenser. On the rear near floor where the water line connects to fridge....Sea Breeze

  • John Tripp
    John Tripp Jul 17, 2009

    I will try to find a manual. But some companies don't allow anyone but their service technicians. You can look over the breakdown of parts listed for your model. Maytag is the only company that will share that information with the customer. I can try to help you. Sea Breeze

  • John Tripp
    John Tripp Jul 17, 2009

    If the leak begins in freezer you will need to unplug refrigerator and remove the rear panel inside the back of the freezer and defrost the ice and let me know what you see. Sea Breeze

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    John Tripp Jul 17, 2009

    This may not be very helpful but it shows the drain funnel and line. The end of the line should end up in or over the drain pain below. If drain line is blocked use warm water and a little clorox and pour in drain and use a wet and dry vacuum cleaner to pull out the blockage. Sea Breeze

  • John Tripp
    John Tripp Jul 17, 2009

    Here is a picture of the freezer compartment from appliance parts pros. And here is a link to a bigger photo.

    Part number 14 is the drain pan under the evaporator coils behind pane # 20 inside back of your freezer compartment.



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