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Sometime water run from under my refrigerator what could be the cause and what i need to check to fix the problem?

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Check the drain line by looking from the back of the refrigerator and make sure it is running into the drain pan. Also check to make sure the drain line isnt stopped up or the pan is over flowing with water. If That checks ok if you have an ice maker and water dispenser you will have a water line hooked to the back of fridge, make sure it isnt leaking at connection then it runs up through the side of the door to the ice maker. Also after the ice makes it fills a trough with water maker sure that isnt pulled out and the water is pouring down. Most common thing is if you have moved the fridge lately the drain line got moved and isnt draining in pan just pouring onto floor. Most of the time it is a drain related issue.

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  • Joe Russell Oct 31, 2018

    there is no ice maker.

  • Caleb brunson Oct 31, 2018

    It is most likely the drain. It may be frosting more than normal in freezer making more frost than normal melt causing drain to ovsrflow. If gasket on door is worn it may be pulling in humid air freezing more moisture than normal or the drain hose could be clogged causing water to pour out inside unit.


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Probably a frozen / clogged defrost drain

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If your refrigerator is of the type which has automatic defrost, the problem is in the pan under the fridge.
The compressor area undr the fridge is full of lint and air is not flowing to the point to allow evaporation from the pan or the pan has rusted and leaks. Remove the pan and check it out and while you are there, clean the fins of the coil under the fridge.

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SOURCE: Crosley Servidor WCR17/E K3 Top Shelf and Drain Plug Freezes Over

first thing I would suggest is to flush the drain line. defrost any ice in the drain and then flush warm water thru the line until it flows freelyif  your having a hard time getting the line flushed out you may try using a large syringe or turrkey baster filled with warm water to forcfully flush water thru the line. this will most likely fix the problem.
you didnt mention if food was freezing in the refrig as well as the drain but there may be an off chance that the temperature control could be bad. since this is a manual defrost unit it depends on above freezing temps to help keep frost off of the cooling coil. if the temp control goes bad it will allow sub-freezing temps and possible drain freeze ups. so if the drain continues to freeze you will need to replace the temperature control.
if it comes to that, the control actually has a part number on it since maytag cant find your model number.
message me back if you have any further questions. thx peyton

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SOURCE: water running out under the refrigerator

There are many reasons for this happening for example water leaking from a water supply line for the dispenser or ice maker, a crack in the defrost pan, water leaking inside and draining through the refrigerator cabinet, but most are cased by a defrost drain line blockage. Below is a link that may be helpful so try to take it all in and use the parts that most refer to your specific problem, Thanks Sea Breeze
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If you have more questions or need help feel free to let me know, Thanks, Sea Breeze

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SOURCE: Water pooling under right front of refrigerator

is there any ice on freezer floor or is the bottom rack iced in?if so you have a blocked drain in the freezer,or if that's ok you could have a crack in one of the plastic water lines,also check the catch pan where the water drains into when the fridge defrosts,you can pour water down the drain in the freezer to check that,roll the fridge forward and take the bottom panel off the back,should be easier to check for leaks and take off the front kick panel,while you're in there vac out all the dust in there,front and back,you should do this every 6 months

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My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.

I am sorry to say you have a serious problem.

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