Question about Refrigerators

1 Answer

Water overflowing of defrost water pan

The amount of water flowing into the back defrost water pan overflowed; it has never done this before. The freezer seems to be operating normally, though the refrigerator lately has seemed to be colder than it used to be at the same setting. The owner's manual, unfortuanately, has nothing about this in "troubleshooting".

Posted by on

  • Alexanneder Mar 05, 2008

    It turns out that the pipe that runs from the refrigerator (defrost and ice maker) was cracked. The solution was rather involved, and it turns out that it apparently had been dripping for a while and the overflow was the "final step." However, the refrigerator service person who came said that the solution offered was one that he also considered on hearing my description.

    Thank you very much for your quick response!

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Refrigerators Master
  • 2,651 Answers

Sounds like you have a clogged defrost drain tube. removing back panel of freezer will give you acess to drain trough, melt away the ice with a hair dryer, youll find a drain hole under there somwhere,pouring boiling water down the drain will clear it pretty quickly( i use a steam machine purchased from the infomercials works awesome, after you clear it and all water drain down tube wrap a piece of solid copper wirearound the heater( black calrod heater right above the drain trough) and stick it in the whole maybe an inch or so. now everythime the heater comes on to defrost it will prevent the hole from freezing over

Posted on Mar 02, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

GE Side-by-side refrigerator defrost drain trough keeps freezing up. Drain tube is clear and never gets frozen but ice builds ups and overflows into the bottom of the freezer. What is causing this?


Sounds as if the defrosting timer or the heating element has gone out. Since the fridge works without problem off and on I would lean toward the heating element.

Mar 26, 2016 | GE Refrigerators

1 Answer

Why does drain pan overflow? How is water in pan suppose to go away before overflowing?


Are you sure it is the drain pan overflowing? If water is appearing on the floor every few days, it may not be getting to the drain pan (evaporator tray), due to a blocked drain channel. The evaporator tray will normally cope with the daily amount of de iced water of a frost free fridge/freezer.

Mar 07, 2015 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Drain Pan overflowing and water is leaking in refrigerator I can see drip pan overflowing but I do not know how to get to it


remove the back panel inside the freezer,then defrost the pan,then take a length of stiff wire and clear out the drain line from there down to the pan in the lower area near the compressor,as theres probably lime,mold growth build up in the drain line plugging the hose restricting draining of defrost water

Mar 03, 2011 | Whirlpool 21.0 cu. ft. Top Freezer...

2 Answers

Pan under refrigerator is full with water and over flowing


do u have checked temprature of the frezer,u have to empty pan time to time to prevent overflowing

Dec 28, 2010 | Whirlpool Refrigerators

1 Answer

Defrost drain pan overflows--is defrost heater running too often?


Check to see that the condensor fan is working properly. You should have a proper amount of air flow above the water to evaporate it before the next defrost cycle. Hope this helps, Rich

Jul 23, 2010 | Kenmore 64802 Top Freezer Refrigerator

1 Answer

Drain pan overflowing, evaporator not working


Usually the pan sits on the compressor and the heat from the compressor should evaporate it - unless you have abnormally excessive defrost cycles - if you notice your defrost cycle coming on too frequently then your coils are getting frost up quickly (poor door gasket seals, too frequent openings, etc can cause this).

If the pan is not on the compressor it is usually besides it, look for a fan down there - that one should be blowing the compressor's hot air there - if fan is not working this might be your problem.

Sep 17, 2009 | Kenmore 55612 / 55614 / 5561 / 655619 Side...

2 Answers

Drip pan needs emptying; had repairman out for other issues, now fridge keeps overflowing


The accumulated ice you saw is of course the source of the water. The refrigerator will eventually rid itself of the excess ice and the problem will therefore disappear on it's own after a while. The drip pan is normally filled with only a small amount of water, and that is dried up by the condenser cooling fan under the fridge. The pan is removable from most units, but not without making a mess. I suppose you can make and clean up the mess one time and be done with it.

May 20, 2009 | Jenn-Air JCD2389G Side by Side...

1 Answer

The drain line from below the defroster unit seems to be plugged. It doesn't let the water from the collecting pan flow to the evaporation pan. It overflows into the freezer.


If the drain opening has frozen over you can thaw it out with a hair dryer. The drain can be cleared by inserting a short piece of hose into the drain and blowing in the other end. Another method is to insert the tip of a turkey baster into the drain hole and apply air pressure by squeezing the bulb.
Flush the line with a small amount of water.

Apr 28, 2009 | Kenmore Refrigerators

2 Answers

Whirlpool side by side defrost drain pan overflowing


Maybe your machine has a leaky door, letting moist air inside. Make sure your compressor area is lint free. The heat from the compressor is supposed to evaporate that water. Make sure the pan is exactly in the right place, level, not cracked.

Feb 28, 2009 | Kenmore 18.3 cu. ft. Top Freezer...

1 Answer

Water is steadily running/drippin into the drip pan...overflowing


The frirgerator has a defrost when it defrost it has to go somewhere check the drip pan and make sure it is not full.

If this continues then try checking the water line coming into the back and up the back of frig. try that first

Feb 26, 2009 | Whirlpool ED0GTQXMQ Side by Side...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Refrigerators Logo

Related Topics:

530 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Refrigerators Experts

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4636 Answers

Richard Roth
Richard Roth

Level 3 Expert

9472 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

63242 Answers

Are you a Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...