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Water dripping inside back of top compartment

I have a (Manual says C16,CI16,CS16,7080 361-02) Liehberr
refrigerator about 3-4 years old. Inside from the top back water runs down the back of the top compartment
and pools in the lowest drawer. What do I do? I'm not able to remove the top
cover to the lighting system.
Thank you

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It looks as if your drain tube has stopped up and the water is finding the next easiest route. The drain tube runs from the freezer area, down the back of the fridge to the lower area near or on top of the compressor where it evaporates. Some food may have gotten stuck in the tube. If you can get to the back of the fridge and see the tube (it may be in the wall) you may be able to dislodge it. There also may be a place in the refrigerator where it drips from the freezer to a funnel in there. It depends. But that is normally what happens when the refrigerator goes into defrost. It fires up cow-rod coils in the freezer area and keeps the frost off the coils thats why they call it frost free. the water then runs down the tube. Start checking there first.

Posted on Feb 01, 2010

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Hi, if the display is supposed to show the temperature of the fridge/freezer on the display then what appears to have happened is that the remote temperature bulb has come out of place. If you can get to it you may be able to put it back in place. You will have to start at the display and will see the temp. cable and follow it back to see where the bulb is now resting. If it is not exposed for you to be able to excess it, I would call asap from where you bought it as it is new and tell them about this condition! Keep me updated on this please.
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Mine had the same problem today. I found the drip tray under the screwed on panels in the freezer was full.
There is an evaporative tray above the compressor in back, and feeding that was a drain pipe that was blocked with crud. Removing and cleaning the cap made it flow freely again. Hopefully that fixes it.

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Water Leaking Inside Refrigerator


If water leaks inside your refrigerator
(and it WILL, at some point) you can fix
it yourself. My 26 year old fridge was leaking
and I fixed it completely. It is a Kenmore
top freezer, bottom refrigerator model.

In the good old models, one had to defrost the
fridge every few months manually.

In the recent models, the fridge defrosts automatically,
once or twice a day, and the water is supposed to drain
down a long drain tube into a pan located at the bottom of
the fridge. This collected water in the pan evaporates
by the heat under the fridge.

Now the drain tube can get clogged, by food debris and/or
ice. Thus when the water cannot drip through the drain tube
the water drips inside the fridge.

The drain tube is located behind the fridge, which is pretty
easy to take it out and clean. However usually the clog is
not in the long tube but in the connector assembly located
in the backside of the fridge that leads to the long drain tube.

To get to the connector assembly, you need to unscrew and
take out the back panel of the freezer compartment. You would
see the evaporator coil and a tray under the coil where the water
is supposed to drip through. If you find the tray completely frozen
with ice, let it melt off. To speed up melting, you may blow
hot air via a hair dryer. Once the ice is clear, you should see
a drain hole in the middle of the tray. This could be clogged,
which needs to be unclogged.

Next unscrew and open the thermostat control assembly located
in the inside of the back of the refrigerator compartment just above
the light bulb fixture. Once you take the cover off (you will
also have to take the knobs out) you will see a small tray cup about
2" x 2" x 1/2" into which water from the top freezer compartment
drain hole is supposed to drain. Pull out the tray cup, and if clogged,
unclog it, clean it and put it back.

To check if the drain works ok, pour some water on the tray
under the evaporator coil (top freezer compartment) and see if it
immediately drains into the tray located at the bottom of the fridge
at the floor level. If it does, you got it; and you can assemble things
back in the reverse order you took the pieces apart.

Needless to say, use a vacuum cleaner with a long suction tube to clean
out all the collected mess under the fridge. No matter how good
your housekeeping is, the bottom of the fridge will be full of dust.
With lot of patience (I mean lots of it) you should be saving hundreds
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You have a drain clogged at the bottom of the evaporator inside freezer compartment. You'll need to remove all contents put towel inside, turn off, pull out to access back of fridge, pull drain line off or check at bottom in pan where it normally drains, you can melt ice at top of tube with hot water,hence the towells. this is a messy job usually takes about a good hour to get it right, just perservere. I will fix it, when you get it cleared. I have employed a coat hanger to speed things along as a tech it is the call I dread because of the mess.
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Hi, if the display is supposed to show the temperature of the fridge/freezer on the display then what appears to have happened is that the remote temperature bulb has come out of place. If you can get to it you may be able to put it back in place. You will have to start at the display and will see the temp. cable and follow it back to see where the bulb is now resting. If it is not exposed for you to be able to excess it, I would call asap from where you bought it as it is new and tell them about this condition! Keep me updated on this please.
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