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Magic Chef CTB1722 refrigerator leaking water from inside fridge. The water pools under the fruit and veggie bins and leaks onto the floor.

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  • pythoness1 Jul 13, 2009

    Thank you for your help. :)

    I removed the back of the fridge and vacuumed out as much of the dust as I could. I also removed the tube that leads to the drip pan and flushed it out with warm water. Next, I took the false back out of my freezer, but I'm not clear on where I'm supposed to put the warm water. It looks like the drip pan has three parts. I was expecting to see one hole that was clogged, not three sections. Am I supposed to pour warm water in the entire drip pan? This is far more confusing than I thought it would be.

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Your evaporator coils frost up in normal use and every eight hours or so the entire unit shuts down and the defrost heater comes on to melt the frost. This cycle last about 20 minutes. The melted frost drips into a drain pan and through a drain tube to the drain tray under the freezer/refrigerator where it's evaporated by the condenser fan.


Your drain tube may be stopped up with ice at the upper end because it drains too slow because it's stopped up at the lower end in the evaporator pan under the unit at the floor. It can get dust and mold in it. Once you get the ice out at the top a little pressure with a turkey baster will usually clear it out. Flushing it out with hot water and clorox may help. Make sure it drains quick enough to prevent refreezing. . The drain should be located below the evaporator coils on the lower back of the freezer.

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