Question about Refrigerators
Last night there was water on the floor in kitchen. We assumed we had too much in the freezer and the ice melted causing the water on the floor. We removed excess items from the freezer and the extra pieces of ice from the ice maker. The ice maker has since quit working. I checked the water supply and the arm is pushed down. There are no visible ice chunks in the maker obstructing anything. Can someone help me fix the ice maker? Refrigerator is only 4 years old.
Your evaporator coils frost up in normal use
and every eight hours or so the entire unit shuts down and the defrost heater
comes on to melt the frost. This cycle last about 20 minutes. The melted frost
drips into a drain pan and through a drain tube to the drain tray under the
freezer/refrigerator where it's evaporated by the condenser fan.
Your drain tube may be stopped up with ice at the upper end because it drains too slow because it's stopped up at the lower end in the evaporator pan under the unit at the floor. It can get dust and mold in it. Once you get the ice out at the top a little pressure with a turkey baster will usually clear it out. Flushing it out with hot water and clorox may help.
Make sure it drains quick enough to prevent refreezing. . The drain should be located below the evaporator coils on the lower back of the freezer.
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