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Water is pooling in the bottom of the freezer

I have a Maytag Plus bottom freezer pull out drawer refridgerator. MOdel MBB2256GEB.

Water is pooling on the bottom of the freezer. Any ideas on what I can do ??

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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

Posted on Nov 16, 2009

Testimonial: "THANKS... it's all defrosted and cleaned out and will wait to see what it does tomorrow after it's all back up and running again !! Thanks !"

  • cntaggart
    cntaggart Oct 23, 2012

    Where exactly do you put the turkey baster at? sorry if that sounds like a stupid question

  • Linda Varady Jun 04, 2013

    Do I work from the inside of the freezer drawer or from the back of the refrigerator??

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