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Re: leaks at the bottom out of the drain plate
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 tubemay 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 basterwill 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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If the refrigerator is leaking water it's possible that the refrigerator has a clogged or freezing defrost drain. If the defrost drain freezes the defrost water will overflow the drain and drip down to the bottom of the compartment, If enough water accumulates in the bottom it can run out onto the floor.17 May 2013
sounds like your A/C drain is clogged since its in that area...only other drain holes are at the very bottom of the doors which would not cause a build-up of water in the area your talking about...chek A/C drain hose/pipe...if its raining when you find this build-up of water then possibly your windshield needs attention...just squirt a water hose at the windshield in the general area of the leak and have someone look inside for any leaks...Cecil
the dynamo dishwashing stuff has caused foaming which reached the base of the dishdrawer unit causing the flood switch to trip. This gives F1 error. Not sure how much foaming has occured.
Best to turn off power and take power cable out from socket. then empty the drawer using towels. pull out the bottom drawer and wait a day or so to let the foam disappear from the bottom of dishwasher (under the bottom drawer). Connect the power and see if F1 had gone. If not, you need more work. Post a comment based on the above suggestion and I will guide you further if required. Always use Finish dishwasher power only (recommended quantity) as the drawers are small and don't need much detergent.
where does it leak from,could be drain hose, or pump or connections to and from drain hose and from pump,, look for rusted clamps under neath,,,or holes, also chek waterhose connections,when loking underneath chek for water spots on hoses and pump..
I thought my leak was also coming from a line but nope - it's the black drain grommet that fits over the drain located just above the compressor in the back bottom of the unit. I had to use a blow dryer inside the freezer section to unthought the ice that was behind the freezer back wall. No need to take the freezer inside back plate off just use a blow dryer to melt the ice where the grille is located inside the freezer. You do have to take the back plate off where the water lines go into the bottom of the fridge. Once the back plate is off you then disconnect a yello and Orange plug that goes to the water line selinoid valve. Then prop up the back plate with the water lines still attached so you can access the black grommet on the drain. You must also disconnect the black drain tube from the water tray. Be careful not to break it as there is a small push clip that must be pushed in while you pull up. Once it's off then take the black grommet off of the drain that is just above the compressor. Mine was plugged with lint and sticky - wash throughly and then take a small pick or screw driver and insert it in the drain - once I did this about 2 cups of water came out so be prepared with a cup to keep it off the wires right below the drain. Clean up the water in the freezer and then reverse wha thou took off and then plug the fridge back in - you just saved $150 on appliance house call. Bad design for a high end fridge - my sears in the garage is 20 years old and not one problem. Cold beer on hand. Hope this helps!
2) the water inlet valve that distributes water to icemaker and in door dispenser (if equipped) hasa pinhole in it and spraying water onto the floor...to check that gotta pull out ref.from the wall and remove lower rear service plate and inspect the valve for a pinhole
That water is from the melting frost of the automatic defrost cycle. Their is drain in the freezer behind the back wall under the evaperator coil that is blocked, so instead of defrost water draining it's pooling in the freezer or in some case espically on models with the freezer on the top,the water is leaking from the freezer vents into the fresh food compartment. The way to clear the drain is remove back plate and remove all ice build up and GENTLY make a small hole in drain through then totally flush w/warm water. The exact location of drain is under the coil behind back freezer plate in the center
Hello, I dont know if you have a side by side or the freezer is on top,but thats a fairly common thing and the following is what i already wrote before what to check when it leaks like your experiencing.
SIDE BY SIDE
The water is from the melted frost of the defrost cycle. The drain at the bottom of the back wall of the freezer is blocked so instead of the water draining into the pan where it will evaperate,it's pooling on the freezer floor and freezing, in many case when the floor indent is full the water will leak onto the floor.By pulling the refrigerator out from the wall,there will be a tube behind the service panel on the right side when looking at it from the rear,that tube can be removed and cleared,then clear the nozzle it connects to inside the freezer. FREEZER ON TOP That water is from the melting frost of the automatic defrost cycle. Their is drain in the freezer behind the back wall under the evaperator coil that is blocked, so instead of defrost water draining it's pooling in the freezer or in some case espically on models with the freezer on the top,the water is leaking from the freezer vents into the fresh food compartment. The way to clear the drain is remove back plate and remove all ice build up and GENTLY make a small hole in drain through then totally flush w/warm water. The exact location of drain is under the coil behind back freezer plate in the center
The drain tray is under the fridge often times set back a little bit. Remove the kick plate by pulling from one side then the other side, strait forward till it pops off. The kick plate is a plate as close to the floor as you can get on the front side of the fridge going the entire width of the bottom of the fridge. Now get eye level with the underneath of the fridge. Center your view on the underneath of the fridge. The drain tray is right there. Pull it out, carefully as it is probably full of water, and dump the water out of it. Replace the drain tray and then replace the kick plate. Check the drain pan once a week or so and you should have no more water leaking on your floor. Hope this helps.