Your drain tubemust 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 air pressure will usually clear it
out. Flush it out with hot water and clorox may help. Make sure it drains quick
enough. The drain should be located below the evaporator coils on the lower
back of the freezer.
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Whenever that happens on our fridge we find that the drain out the back is blocked. Have a look inside the fridge on the back wall, you may see some guttering that guides the inside moisture to a hole. That hole drains to a pan on top of the motor. Heat from the motor evaporates the water. I have always managed to clear ours by poking a bit of flexible wire down the hole. It's not a frequent occurrence, probably 7 or 8 years between blockages.
Hi,I found out that there are two resons for this that I know off.
one the drain hole where the water runs down at back of fridge is blocked,second one is when you put food in the fridge and it gose and tuches the back wall of the fridge it couses the water on the back of the fridge to the veg tray insted of going out of the overflow hole at the back,hope this was some help.
This is a known problem. Samsung knows about this and if you call them they may come out and fix it for free. Otherwise, the water tanks are frozen along with everything else. Unplug the machine. Take the vegetable/salad draws out and you will see the water tank. You need to unscrew this and lay it against the inside of the fridge. Now remove the lower half inside back panel by the six screws, two will be behind the vent like plastic covers. Unplug the two juction boxes and remove the back cover. You will find that everthing is frozen, take a hairdryer to the lot of it including the drain away hole at the bottom of the lower half. re asemble and all should be ok......until the next time. Ensure you completely unfreeze the drain away or you will get water leaks.
that suddenly get water pooling inside have a very simple and easy to fix
problem.Generally, these are self
defrosting fridges.They work by turning
off the power to the cooling panel in the back of the fridge which has got
frosted up.The ice melts, runs down the
back of the fridge and into a little gully at the back of the refrigeration
compartment at the bottom (Usually just above the salad crisper box if you have
one) with a small drain hole in the centre of the gully.The water runs through the hole, down a pile
in the back and onto a plate that is mounted above the coolant compressor.
Because the compressor gets warm when it is running, the water evaporates from
the plate. Your problem
is likely to be caused by a blockage in the drain hole.Most fridges have a little "dipstick" that is
left in the hole by the manufacturer, so you can wiggle it about and up and
down to clear any blockages caused by tiny bits of food debris or mould.If I
Check to see if the run-off tube at the back is plugged.
I dont know how old the fridge is - but if it a couple years old check at the back or the fridge - there should be a tube running down the back of the fridge down into the bottom tray. This tube funnels water from the freezer (condensation, or water from the defrost) down onto the tray holding the compressor where it evaporates with help from the heat off the compressor. Sometimes this tube can get plugged up with some scum or mineral deposits, causing the built up water to drain from inside the fridge.
The tube shouldn't be too hard to remove and clean out with some hot water and pipe cleaners. Had the same issue on on a GE fridge last year.
Hope this helps!
We just got rid of our 26 year old Kenmore for this reason. In 26 years I used a hair dryer to thaw out a tube toward the back of the refrigerator. At least in ours when the tube gets frozen shut the water had nowhere to go but in our egg tray.
Peace, Ngafm at your service, There are many variables to this problem and many parts you can blindly pay for attempting to tinker with this old technology!
How old is the SXS fridge you are having difficulty with?
I propose to you that most appliances and especially, Refrigerators that are 10 years old or more are not worth investing good money into bad! Due to the fact that the new ones are so much more cost efficient to operate that they pay for them selves in ONLY a couple of years! The money you spend trying to fix it will come back and bite you in the next year or less when you have to start all over again with a new problem!
Better to cut your loses, and your electric bill, with the new one waiting for you to take home! Bless you ngafm
Please give me a good rating for my sound and truly honest advice before you sign off! please let me know how you did on your endeavor!
GSH25JSTASS -- I have a one year old ref..Same problem..Ice comes fine, no water. Changed filter..defrosted Freezer compartment. Kept the light ON for a couple of days, .used compressed air to check water tube between water disp to bottom of the freezer. Not frozen...
What could be wrong with this SMART water filter from GE!