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Pan below compressor was full of water. I manually

Pan below compressor was full of water and partially dripping over. I manually drained it? Seems to be OK now. Any preventative maintenance? Model ZISW36DYB.

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Water should show up there on a regular basis when the refrig defrosts. Then, the air flow over the warm coils and compressor will evaporate the water. This is normal.

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Were do i get the manuel for model number ph3 12r03 is the model number were or how do I drain the water and can you send me a manual

Here is the link to the manual:

Here are those particular instructions:

Compressor Indicator

The " " icon will light up on the control panel display when the compressor turns on. The " " icon will turn off when the compressor shuts off.

Emergency Condensate Holding Tank

When the room temperature is low and the indoor humidity is high, the air conditioner may not be able to evaporate some of the moisture fast enough. When this happens, the water will accumulate in an emergency condensate tank inside the unit. Once the emergency condensate tank is full, the unit will automatically shut off and the " " will appear on the control panel display. To empty the condensate tank, unscrew the screw plug at the bottom back of the unit. You will need a small pan, approximately 1" high to catch the water coming out of the condensate tank. Once the condensate tank is drained, the unit will begin working within a few minutes. The emergency condensate tank holds approximate
ly 1.5 Liters of water.

Another option is to purchase a small hose from a hardware store that can fit around the 5/8" drain plug on the back of the unit and drain the unit into a gravity drain or larger pan for continuous drainage.

To resume operation quickly, empty the water container according to the following steps:

1. Turn the unit off. Do not move the unit when the water container is full.

2. Place the drain pan accessory under the drainage port at the back of the unit.

3. Remove the screw plug from the drain hole. The condensate water will drain out automatically. When the drain pan is full, screw the screw plug back onto the drainage hole to stop the water flow. Empty the drain pan. Repeat until all the water is emptied.

Once the water container has been emptied, screw the plug back onto the drain hole. Do not allow the
water to drip continuously into the drain pan, as it might easily overflow.

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Disconnected condensation drain on hot water heater.

Tankless or hybrid water heater?

Tankless gas must have special fitting between water heater and vent that has a condensate line fitting. Hot toxic vent gasses traveling up vent pipe cause acidic water vapor to form inside vent pipe that drips back down vent and drips onto heat exchanger and other parts eventually burning hole through expensive metal alloy heat exchanger, rendering tankless computer water heater useless after electric circuitry gets wet and shorts out.

Hybrid or heat pump type computer water heaters must have condensate drain connected to catch pan located just above storage tank and below compressor. Condensation can form on condenser coils and drip into catch pan where there is primary and secondary drain

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I have a Kitchenaid Superba side-by-side refrigerator that is 14 years old. I noticed water on the floor tonight and the tray below the freezer was full of water. I emptied out the tray but water seems...

There is a hose that runs from under the evaporator coil inside the freezer (it is connected to the inside drain pan) to the outside to deposit the defrost water into the outside drain pan. That hose may be cracket, broken, or maybe when you put the outside pan back somehow the hose did not wind up above the pan so the water would go into the pan. Check the location of the pan. If you need more help, just write back.

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Drain pan overflows weekly - compressor hot to touch model FRT18B5JMO 3 years old

Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly.

I note that this unit has a rear coil condensor on the back of the freezer and that there is not a cooling fan.

In the drip pan Item 26 of the manual below there is a tube that is item 87 also in the parts manual below on pages 8 (picture) and 9 (part numbers). Make sure the tube 97 is above / resting in the top of the drip pan item 26. That helps evaporate the water.

If your getting lots of ice build up on the evaporator coils each week you need to make sure the freeser door gasket is sealing properly. It should mate to the chassis all the way around the door. Any gaps will cause excess ice build up and more water will be seen during each automatic defrost cycle possibly over-filling the drip pan.

Parts manual is here:
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Water dripping into the refrigerator

Sounds very common. Without seeing your refrigerator I can only imagine that you have a drain pan leak below refrigerator, defrost condensate drain line loose or missing the drain pan, frozen over drain opening inside rear wall of freezer or the defrost condensate line is blocked somewhere along its route to the condensate collection tray below refrigerator. I am not finished so plaes don't rate me until I complete. Sea Breeze

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Occassional water dripping from right front corner to floor. Defrost tube is also dripping into tray as it should. Door gasket seems intact.

The defrost water should pour not just drip in the pan. I believe the drain tube is probably partially stopped up.
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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Water leaking into refrigerator

There are 2 types - the older types where you have a drip cup in your refrigerator extending to the back of your fridge into the wall and down the hose - OR the newer ones where the drain is in the freezer and goes straight down the drip pan. Look at the back of your refrigerator, if you see a tube extending down into a drip pan (on the compressor or next to it) that is your drain tube, if you can locate a drain cup in your refrigerator you can remove it and dislodge anything plugging your drain tube.

For newer or models without a drain cup, you'll have to remove the freezer panel and look at the bottom you should notice a hole, this is where the melted ice from defrost drips into through the tube and onto the drip pan below. Maybe there is excess freezeup ordebris or something blocking out the drain, so the water will spill over to the other opening where cool air passes onto your refrigerator - usually the culprit is excess ice buildup - if it is the case you can manually blow dry that section, clearing up the hole. once done you might also want to insert a piece of wire or long flexible cable to unplug the drain line.

Good luck.

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A small amount of water is leaking out of the front of the refrigerator onto the floor every day and I can not fine the source of the water. Is there a drain pan and if so where is it? If it is not the...

older fridges drained water into a pan with the compressor in it, thus cooling the compressor and evaporating the water, this is located at the bottom back of the fridge. if this fridge has a water and/or ice dispensor, the water could be leaking from many a place.

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Water leaking into the drain pan

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Drain pan underneath fridge is filling on a daily basis

The system is designed to evaporate that water using the warmth of the compressor.. is your compressor warm ? (the drip tray sits on top of it) I see that model has an Ic e maker... to check that the ice maker refill is not running on too long, switch off the ice maker, by lifting the wire arm that checks the level of the ice in the storage bucket.. leave it turned off for a day or two.. empty the drain pan, and check it again after 24 hours.. but if the ice is already full, the water problem may APPEAR to be resolved already, but will return when the level drops and the ice production begins again.
If it is just condensate, then the drain pan should be able to contain the amount it produces, but 3-days straight, would indicate to me, that is not that... if your water pressure is good, it may be that the ice tray filler solenoid is being held open a fraction too long (maybe a second or so) and as the fridge is new, it will be making lots of ice to fill the container up,... so lots of small overfills.. mounting up to a full drain pan. Under normal use,.. other than parties and festive nights, when you use a lot, the water should evaporate faster than it is produced, but it shouldn't be happening at all.. if it is that, then turn the tap at the back of the fridge to where the cold water dispenser slows down slightly.. that should be enough to prevent it continuing.. IF that's the problem.

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