Re: water dripping and freezing in bottom of freezer
You might have a compressor that are pumping insufficient, a capilary tube that is partially blocked, a gas leak somewhere that can also cause the problem because of shortage of refrigerant. and that is why you will have a spot that is not igetting cold enough that is causing water condensating on that spot and drippng down where your condensor is colder.
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This is what it sounds like to me. There is a drain hole for the defrost water to drain down to the "drip pan" If that hole in the drain pan is clogged. Then when the defrost system melts away the frost in the cooling coils. Every 6 or 8 hours. The water will accumulate in the bottom of the freezer compartment and turn into ice. This is a very common problem. The solution.
Put the food in the freezer and fridge into coolers and pack with Ice. Get the 99 cent coolers at the supermarket and buy some Ice there too.
Shut the fridge down and open the freezer door. chop out the Ice in the bottom of the freezer compartment, but not in the drain area directly below the coils. that will be hard to get to and you may damage the fridge if you just chop away.
To speed up the process, get some hot water in a glass and pour it into the area below the coils (that should be a solid block of Ice as well). If you cant get to this easily, just wait for the fridge to thaw out naturally.
After it has thawed out, you should be able to locate the drain tube in the bottom of the small tray below the coils. Stick a flexible piece of wire, or pipe cleaner or something of the sort into it to completely unclog it. So when you pour water into that tray, it immediately drains out completely. into the "drain pan" located below the freezer compartment in the base of the fridge.
I see you said you looked and the water valve is off but the only that I know of this happening is a defective water control valve. Like a dripping faucet that when off slowly drips until the ice forms and then one the ice maker dumps ice and tries to refill the water goes in every direction. Unplug water valve to confirm what I am saying, Tell me if it continues to leak. Sea Breeze
Removed everything from the freezes. Removed a false bottom from the freezer floor, 2 screws. There was an ice build up under this plastic bottom. I let the ice melt with the de-frost cycle (or frost free cycle). No more water dripping into the refrigerator compartment.
Try swapping the wires on the dual water inlet valve. Then
try the water dispenser. The water should go to the ice maker. This will tell
you weather or not the ice maker valve is working and if the line is clear.
The water inlet valve on the back of unit opens when the ice
maker needs water. If the valve doesn't seal good because of sediment or wear
it will continue to drip and when the water reaches the ice maker supply tube
it will freeze.You can take the water
line off the valve and watch to see if it drips.
Most refrigerators today are ice maker ready. If the plugs that were installed in the cabinet and freezer compartment that are used to plug the "ice-maker ready" holes are removed, then moisture seeks it's way into the freezer and freezes.
You will need to replace the plugs to prevent this from happening. Do not use tape to cover the holes as most tapes are not watertite. You should be bale to find replacement plugs at your nearest home center, or from the manufacturer of the refrigerator.
sounds like you have a clogged defrost drain tube. removing back panel of freezer will give you acess to drain trough, melt away the ice with a hair dryer, youll find a drain hole under there somwhere,pouring boiling water down the drain will clear it pretty quickly( i use a steam machine purchased from the infomercials works awesome, after you clear it and all water drain down tube wrap a piece of solid copper wirearound the heater( black calrod heater right above the drain trough) and stick it in the whole maybe an inch or so. now everythime the heater comes on to defrost it will prevent the hole from freezing over