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At our ice maker we seem to have a drip in side the freezer. The Water comes out just fine. Yet after aome time we have ice build up along the back wall of the freezer and have to defrost it and remove ice chunks. How do locate where the leak is coming from. The frig is only a couple years old and has been a royal pain.

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  • luped Jan 24, 2008

    Bob,

    I will give this a try. Although with the way the ice forms and the location, I wonder. Thank you, we will certainly try this out. Luped

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I'm not thinking of the icemaker, I'm thinking you have an ice buildup because of excess humidity in the box or, perhaps a deeper problem. First, defrost the unit completely. This may be done by leaving the unit unplugged and open for a day or two. This will allow water to melt off the coils and around the fans. Removing just the frost off the back walls won't do it. Next, check gaskets for good sealing/dirt. When restarting, make sure that you are not leaving open liquids inside, 'window shopping' and the like. Set your internal temps to 0-5 F in the freezer, 38-42 in the fridge, not colder. Use a digital thermometer and leave it in for at least 2 hours without opening the door to verify. If this doesn't do it, you have issues with your defrost timer or heater.

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