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I have a 12 year old GE Profile Refrigerator with top freezer and water/ice maker in top freezer door. A puddle of water appears every few days on right top refrigerator shelf. How can I fix this?

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  • rgeffken Nov 16, 2009

    Caralymonty,



    It looked sounds like a reasonable explanation but it looks pretty tough to expose the top of the drain line. In my refrigerator it looks as though I might have to take out the ice maker to get the bottom shelf out and expose the top of the drain. I checked the back of the line and the tube to the bottom drain line is not plugged. I'll try your wire and air solutions and see if they work.

  • rgeffken Nov 16, 2009

    I was able to clear the clog from the back of the refrigerator. There was a s shape union that connected to the drain tube which was able to be removed by twisting 180 degrees. It contained the clog. Thanks

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The water accumulation is caused by a blockage of the freezer drain line. Why does a freezer need a drain line? Do you not have a frost free unit? The freezer, on a timer will go into a defrost cycle. The moisture has to go somewhere... and that is down a drain to a pan in the very bottom of the refrigerator... From there it is quickly evaporated by the fan / compressor heat. Now, you have to find that drain line. I start by taking out every thing in the freezer / refrigerator. Then looking in the area above and below the floor of the freezer, try to find a place where water would naturally flow out. It could flow out the back of the space down a usually white plastic tube. You may have to take any screws out of the floor of the freezer, and side walls to expose this drain... It is always under the evaporator coils inside the freezer... It can not be anywhere else... It is there trust me... Once you find it, you need to clear it. What has happen is the green or black mold has entered the water line and reproduced to the point it is clogging the drain. THIS HAPPENS. don't worry about that. Every time you open and close the fridge doors, you bring air, and anything in it, in and out of the tube, it can not be helped. To clear the line is not always easy. You might try to pour hot water down the drain. You might try pushing a flexible wire down the tube. Do not force as you could break something... You may have to locate any junction, bends, elbows where the line attaches to something else and loosen the line and force air into it to clear it up. I have at the most difficult situations, remove the entire drain tube and force air into it to clear a solid mold clog.


if you are not familiar with doing this you can get it done by local repair technician familiar with this model .
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