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Water appearing on fridge floor because of blocked drainage hole

Why is this happening every 3 weeks, it cleaned out every 3 weeks after the previous leak and still does it again ?

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Clean out the drain hole with a thin flat bladed s/driver then pour some water down the hole so you no you have cleared it.

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Assuming your fridge has a defrost cycle ( I.e. is a frost free model), you are probably suffering a blocked drain hole or pipe, leading to the top of the condenser or a tray nearby, where the frost water can evaporate.
The pipe can block with food or a mould plug, leading to water retention that freezes and further blocks the drain. the water is produced when a heater switches on in defrost mode and thaws the internal or external ice build up and, with nowhere for it to go it will pool on the bottom and may, when in defrost mode, run out onto the floor.
With frost free fridges/freezers, there is a drain outlet, usually hidden behind a removable panel inside the fridge/freezer compartment or, a drain hole near the bottom. If there is a drain pipe as well, access is usually from the rear base of the machine. The pipe is usually removable and can be cleaned out but prepare for some water to escape. An ice block in the drainage hole can be thawed using a hair dryer BUT GENTLY, so as not to warp the plastic inners of the fridge.

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You said no blocked drainage hole, where was the drainage hole that you checked located? Did you pour water down this drain, and furthermore did you check that the water you poured into the drain flowed into the condensate pan on the outside of the fridge? Unless you have a problem with an ice maker leaking water, it sounds very much like you do have a blocked drainage hole, otherwise known as a defrost drain. the drain system begins underneath the evaporator coil inside the freezer, this is where the water that is collected in the defrost cycle flows into a drain tube that leads the water down to the condensate pan. The best and safest way to clear out this drain is to blow it out with compressed air, after you remove any and all ice at the beginning of the drainage system, in other words, the hole located underneath the evaporator coil.

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If you have the glass shelf model, you have to remove the metal cover at the bottom back of the refrig and clean out the defrost drain hole located there.

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After facing the same issue (defrosting, cleaning the drain, drain gets blocked again...start again: defrost, etc..) I decided to try to give it one last go:
1. Defrost

2. Clean & rinse the drain (ensure is fully clean and I can pass liquid through the drain).

3. Get a ~30 cm pure copper wire
In my case I took a 3amp power cable, and took the copper wire from one of the cables.

4. Wrap one end of the copper wire around the copper coil at the back of the fridge (where the coil is warmest)

5. Insert the other end of the copper wire in the drain (just above the drip tray). I inserted ~15cm of wire into the drain.

The purpose of these last steps was to ensure there was no "freezing" happening on the drain. The copper effectively will keep the temperature inside the drain above freezing.

Not sure how permanent this might be.. so far at least I'm getting more months than with the previous symptoms treatments ;)

Best of luck!

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