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Why is my 58STA/STX dripping water from a pipe that then dripps into the drain pan that dripps outside. The amount of water dripping outside is increasing,

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My suggestion is to NOT pull the plug on the drain that should be covered with a sign that says...do not remove plug. Water is supposed to be kept in the pan. The interior wheel then helps the water keep the condenser cool....Ron

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You need to blow out the drain line where it hooks up to the pan and clean out the drip pan. It doesn't matter how clean you keep the filter, that's just to keep the evaporator coils clean, which is important in itself. But algae will grow in the drip pan if it is not tilted to drain correctly and will clog up the drain line. If you put a level on the top of the unit, the bubble should JUST BARELY break the line on the OPPOSITE side from the drain outlet on the pan. Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 27, 2008

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Have you checked the gas valve on the unit.. is it set to on? also check the gas valve going to the unit on?

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older fridges drained water into a pan with the compressor in it, thus cooling the compressor and evaporating the water, this is located at the bottom back of the fridge. if this fridge has a water and/or ice dispensor, the water could be leaking from many a place.

Posted on Sep 14, 2009

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Water is leaking from under our Samsung refrigerator model rf267aebp. Could the drain pan be full and where is it located?

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