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Water appearing on floor be side by side refrigerator


Check drain line in the bottom of the freezer, clean and defrost the drain, run hot water until appears in the drain pan under the frig.

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Unplugged frig overnite once I plugged back in made a gurgeling sound whenever I opened the door what would that be?


Usually that is caused by a bad defrost heater thermostat or defrost timer. Failure to automatically defrost is the cause of freezing up.
If you don't feel up to doing the work yourself you should have an appliance repair shop look at it.

The gurgling is caused by water in the catch pan under the fridge. When you defrosted it some of the water made it into the drip pan (and maybe overflowed onto the floor). The fan inside the compressor area under and behind the freezer may be splashing in the excess water in the drip pan. This by itself is not a real problem since it is designed to automatically evaporate the water drained during automatic defrosting, but the excess water and potential overflow onto the floor can become a problem.

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On humid days water puddles in the bottom of the frig.


Sounds like the door is not closing properly so humid air is coming into the fridge OR door not closing properly and the humid air is condensing around the door so it is leaking the condensation OR

The water from the defrost cycle is not evaporating so it overflows from the evaporator pan above the compressor. You better call a service technician before getting some floor damage (Do not call A&E)

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My refrigerator is cool but cool enough and so is my freezer cool, but not cold enough to freeze anything. It seems that the motor is running.


Your refrigerator's defrost heater is not working. The frig's cooling coils are frozen up because the defrost switching unit needs replacing. It is a cheep fix. Call a refrigerator repairman and have it replaced. Max cost is around $ 100.00 mike micmor68@gmail.com
to prove this turn off refrigerator a couple of hours with the doors open and you will notice water appear on your floor as unit defrosts and it is more water than your defrost pan can hold. As it overfills it will spill over onto your floor. If you turn it back on it will work properly for about two weeks and it will start the problem again. mike micmor68@gmail.com

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Water collects on shelves and below the crisper bins at bottom


Your defrost drain hole is frozen closed.
Remove the back freezer panel and defrost the ice with a hair dryer.
Once the drain is clear poura 1/4 cup bleach in the drain hole.

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Replace the defrost heater thermostat in back of freezer wall.You can reach it from the open front freezer area.Just take loose the back wall plate(s).Youll see it (maybe under alot of ice)clipped onto heater coil.You should be ok now. Please leave a rating!!

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there is a drain in the middle of the defrost water collector and it is probably blocked - usually with ice. dry ot the tray and put very hot water in to melt the ice. you may have to do several times. do this until water flows away freely

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