Question about Maytag 25.6 cu. ft. Wide-By-Side Refrigerator with PuriClean II Ice and Water
My Maytage side by side has water dripping down in the freezer and it builts up with ice on the bottom. I took off the back panel inside the freezer and the drip pan under the coils was full of ice. I thawed it out but 4 days later water was coming out of it and forming ice on the bottom of the freezer again??
Ours too. Same deal. About every second day water coming puddling out of your freezer (wide-by-side model).
This fridge has been crap since we purchased it and this is just a new problem in a series of previous ones.
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 04, 2008
Perfect aborcass! One suggestion for idiots like me: one removes the "back" panel of the freezer from the front! :o)
Also, braided #12 wire is more flexible and easier to wrap around the heating element. Aborcass needs to go work for Maqytag and tell them how to engineer their products!
Posted on Jul 04, 2009
I have the same problem. After openeing the back panel from inside, I noticed a big ice in the drain. I removed it but pouring hot water spills the water out of the freezer and on the floor. Should I continue doing this until the drain opens up? If so, where does the water deposits? Is there a bowl or something that I need to empty out? Here is the picture of inside the back panel:
Posted on Jun 07, 2010
We had the same problem. I melted the ice with a hair dryer, poured boiling water in drain and used a pipe cleaner to snake the drain. It was still clogged. I ended up putting baking powder in the drain and pouring vinegar on the powder. This cleared the drain.
Posted on May 14, 2010
Thank you aborcass... I just priced a new frig at $1500 and came home to check to see if I could fix the leaking water from my Maytag... thanks to you, I saved $1500 with 15 mins of work and renewed my "household hero" status with my wife and kids
and thanks pequot, I would have been going to the back first if not for your post
One note for others... after I cleared the ice, used hot water, and used a small screwdriver to clear even down into the drain hole - mine was still clogged...
I then poured a little Drano into the hole... then a little more up and down with the small screwdriver and voila! the drain hole cleared up and problem solved
Thanks to everyone!
Posted on Aug 15, 2009
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