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Freezer and Refrigerator section stopped working

Started with water leaking from the Freezer down through the Refrigerator. Freezer started to stop freezing items. The next day the Freezer was not making ice cubes, just water in the ice maker and the refrigerator stopped cooling the food.

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Re: Freezer and Refrigerator section stopped working

Check your drain line and check defrost system, defrost thermostat, heater, and timer

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My refrigerator has water leaking from the freezer into the main refrigerator compartment. How can I stop that?


Ok, you have too sources of water in the freezer section. one from the ice maker if you have one, other is defrost. Either one can cause this, check the drain under the evaporator, most likely the drain is obstructed and the water has no where to exit so it builds up and drains into the lower section (gravity). Te drain can be found under the evaperator behind the false wall in the freezer section. Good Luck

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Ice maker

Before going to buy any parts directly.
Go through this troubleshooting help links.


This is list of refrigerator problems, which is normally faced in refrigerator.
You can go through the details, by clicking the link below:---

Refrigerator is not cooling properly?
Both refrigerator and freezer not cooling properly in refrigerator?
The ice maker not working: ---

Compressor not running on refrigerator?
Water dispenser not working on refrigerator?


Ice maker stopped making ice?


Water Overflows in Ice maker and freezes inside?


How to replace Ice maker assembly?

other ice maker related issues and solutions:---


Ice maker dispensing ice with black or white plastic pieces in ice?

After replacing ice maker assembly, ice is not getting made?

Ice maker is leaking water and causing the ice to freeze?

Ice maker is noisy and not making ice?

Refrigerator ice maker stopped making ice?

Ice maker leaks water into ice bin causing a glob of ice?

Amana Refrigerator leaking water from ice maker?

Ice maker leaking?

Ice maker is dumping the ice cubes out before frozen solid.

Water overflowing ice maker?

Ice cube is getting stuck up hard in ice maker

Icemaker quit working?

Quit making ice

Water leaking into ice tray, frozen glob of ice

Not making ice, and water leaking in freezer?

The ice maker stopped making ice?

Ice maker not making ice?

Ice maker quit working?

Ice maker dispensing black pieces of plastic in the ice?

Replaced Ice maker but its still not making ice?

Ice maker leaked creating an ice block?

Ice tray leaked?

Ice maker stopped functioning?

Ice maker stop working?

Ice maker failed

Old ice maker stopped working?

Old ice maker started leaking?

Ice maker not working?

Ice maker overfills and cause water to flow into ice dispenser and freezes?

Ice maker didn't make ice?

Ice maker was leaking?

Ice maker was leaking after it filled up with water?

These will help.


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Sub zero 561, evaporator is icing. 1st tech came in and after checking gas pressure told us that evaporator is leaking. we called in secong tech, he filled up gas and it started cooling fine but couple...


It may be leaking but I think more likely is that you have a problem with the defrost system and it is not defrosting properly... that can give the same symptoms as a low charge or leak condition...

Check out these tips...they can help you figure out what is going wrong with your refrigerator and why it is not cooling

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Kenmore bottom freezer refrigerator warming up

There is a definetely leak in the cooling gas.
Firstly... You will need to find from where the gas has leaked. It is usually on the compressor pipes..... but not always.

Secondly you are right about the Water Valve... it needs to be changed.

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Ice and water not working, then freezing in refrigerator, leaking

If the water tank in the fresh food section is leaking then you will need to replace it. the freezing in the fresh food section is due to the damper door not closing when it should. at the top left of the fresh food side there is a door that controls how much cold air it gets from the Freezer side. This door on your GE is controled by a motorized door witch is controled by a controlboard witch is reading sensors in your freezer and freshfood section for tempretures.

In short your freezing problem could be any of these:
temp sensor, Motorized damper door or control board. I would check the Motorized damper door first.

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Freezer is not defrosting

Sounds as if the drain line in back is stopped up in the freezer section. Sometimes the insulation which is foam the excess settles in the drain area must be cleaned out. You will have to remove the inside of the freezer section to get to it. It;s best to take outside and use a water hose to flush it out. A messy job but it works. BB

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Automatic water dispenser not working/bypass valve leaking alot

Dear Rodeo mary,
Before you do anything else, please first defrost the fridge. Yes, turn it off and leave it open for a couple of hours until all the ice in all compartments has melted. Clean it and put it on again. Is it ok ? Please let me know.

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Water leaking from bottom of unit

check to see if if drip pan leaking may be water line

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Freezing fine,food area warm

I have the same refrigerator and the SAME problem. The freezer unit didn't work at first (for about a week) and then it started freezing solid with not way to control the temp. When that happened, the refrigerated section stopped working and has not worked since (two months). Help!!

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Leak from icemaker shorts electricity in house

It sounds like the ice in the bin is warming up enough to melt for some reason then re-freeze. Check your door gasket seal and also the ice chute door flapper seal to make sure warm room air isn't being drawn into the ice bin area. Also make sure the freezer area is VERY cold like 0 degrees F or lower, that will keep the ice hard and help stop the ice from having a liquid surface film from opening and closing the freezer door too often (then freezing again). The water down the back is from the ice cubes melting a little then re-freezing. Also, is the frige working OK? Does the compressor turn on and off normally? I ask because sometimes the compress start device is failing and the refer can warm up quite a bit while the compressor is trying to start up... eventually the compressor will start but by then the ice has melted a little then the compressor runs for a long time to bring the temps down again. Monitoring with a thermometer every hour will show if the temps are lowering in the freezer section too much.

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