WATER IS COMING FROM UNDER FRIDGE.. ONCE PULLED OUT FROM WALL, I CAN SEE A TRAY UNDER THE FRIDGE THAT IS FILLED WITH WATER, AND THAT APPEARS TO BE WHERE THE WATER IS COMING FROM. WHAT CAN BE MY PROBLEM??? HELP!!!
Re: WHERE IS THE WATER COMING FROM UNDER MY FRIDGE?
If you do a full defrost manuely, all the water on the evap. coil will melt and easily fill up the pan. Possibly door was not closed properly recently and there was a build up on the coil. Do a proper defrost and start again.
An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points
An expert that got 10 achievements.
An expert that got 5 achievements.
An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.
Re: WHERE IS THE WATER COMING FROM UNDER MY FRIDGE?
Very odd that there would be an influx of water to that pan, especcially enough to overflow it. a bit of a pain in the butt to remove that pan, try soaking some water out if it. and see if you can see where water coming from, id be willing to bet that the water filter housing right next to it is leaking and happens to be filling your drip pan, did you replace water filter recently?? perhaps its not seated properly.(regardless removing the water filter should stop the leak)
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!
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
I have had the exact same issue and its not a samsung issue but any modern fridge with a defrost system in the freezer (fridge doesn't generally frost up as its not run at freezing temperatures.
You need to check a few things: 1. Clear the freezer draws out and clear any ice build up. 2. Be careful and unclip the first white plastic vent panel (hint: pull from the middle an inch or two then push the sides in so the tabs are pulled towards the middle and the panel pops out) 3. Unscrew and unclip the 2nd panel (holds the circulation fan) to view the freezer coils - you will need to unclip the power for the fan and the heating coil for the drip tray under the freezing coils. 4. This is where the issue usually is:
If the tray is full of ice then do the following. If not and you can poor water through the drain hole on the bottom, then the issue is a dead sensor or control board - seek professional advice or if your game, there are swap out kits you can buy.
So the drip tray is full of ice ? Unscrew the freezer coils from the back wall but DO NOT touch it any further in case you damage it. There should be some silver tape tape that holds the tray in place - remove it and then gently lift the coils up to allow the tray out. If its too full of ice, use a hair dryer or warm water to de-ice. Once the tray is out, defrost it completely and dry it - be careful not to damage the heating wires under the tray as this is used to deice it during a normal defrost cycle. Clear any remaining ice on the coils or along the back wall - Dry it well.
Usually the cause for the drip tray to freeze up is a blockage in the drain pipe that empties into the back of the fridge. Unscrew the back panel and you will see 2 soft plastic pipes drain water into a water tray. pull both off and clean/inspect. You will notice they pinch in the middle to stop air getting back in, but allows water to drip out. If they are blocked, they will back fill the internal drains and freeze, thus fooling the fridge into thinking it hasn't defrosted yet and not turning the compressor back on. (Since this ice is hidden at the back, it is the last to melt thus the freezer gets warmer waiting for the insulated ice near the drain to melt.
When I did my freezer, the water is dripping out slowly (it was cold) but once I removed the pipe, it emptied properly. inspection of the pipe showed dirt/insect blocking the pinched section of the pipe.
Reassemble the pieces in reverse order, ensuring the water was been dried with a cloth. My fridge/freezer hasn't skipped a beat since.
The freezer itself does not create water. So the water MUST be coming from somewhere. First the tests: Turn the water off at the wall, clean all the water from the fridge trays and freezer. Wait 24 hours to see if there is any accumulation. If not, then you have a leak in your water delivery system to your ICE maker.
consult the manual for troubleshooting. Or return here for further directions.
If the water is coming out from under the fridge and you have a water
dispenser or automatic ice maker, then I would suggest that you pull the fridge out
from the wall and check the water tubing going to the back of the
fridge. The tubing is connected with a compression fitting (a special
nut that compresses the tubing to the fridge. There may also be a few
more pieces of tubing on/in the back of the fridge with these fittings.
Place you fingers on each fitting to see if it is loose or wet. If you
find a wet or loose fitting, take some pliers and tighten it (snug it
up, but not too tight because you can damage the fitting. Dry up the
water. Watch the fridge for a while to make sure the leak is stopped.
If you can't get it stopped, or if it gets worse, you can cut off the
water (there should be a valve under a cabinet next to the fridge, or
under your sink). You can get a replacement fitting at Lowe's
and they can tell you how to install it if necessary. If you have water
pooling under your fridge and it goes up to the wall, then you should
check on the other side of the wall for water also. This happened to
our fridge, but we did not see the water in front of the fridge because
it ran to the back of the fridge and under the wall into our carpet on
the other side. Wet carpet is how we discovered the problem.
If the water is coming out from under the fridge and you have a water dispenser or automatic ice maker, then I you should pull the fridge out from the wall and check the water tubing going to the back of the fridge. The tubing is connected with a compression fitting (a special nut that compresses the tubing to the fridge. There may also be a few more pieces of tubing on/in the back of the fridge with these fittings. Place you fingers on each fitting to see if it is loose or wet. If you find a wet or loose fitting, take some pliers and tighten it (snug it up, but not too tight because you can damage the fitting. Dry up the water. Watch the fridge for a while to make sure the leak is stopped. If you can't get it stopped, or if it gets worse, you can cut off the water (there should be a valve under a cabinet next to the fridge, or under your sink). You can get a replacement fitting at Lowe's and they can tell you how to install it if necessary. If you have water pooling under your fridge and it goes up to the wall, then you should check on the other side of the wall for water also. This happened to our fridge, but we did not see the water in front of the fridge because it ran to the back of the fridge and under the wall into our carpet on the other side. Wet carpet is how we discovered the problem.
Hello there: I have written a few steps for you to follow and try ok?
have different ways to dispose of the water created during automatic
defrost cycles. The most common design routes the water down a rubber
tube on the back of the fridge to a tray beneath. This tube often gets
plugged with breadcrumbs, peas etc. and can generally easily be removed
Make sure the end of the hose is sitting in the defrost tray.
your hose was not plugged and you have found water running down the
back wall inside the fridge or a pool under the bottom crisper has
formed. Check if there is a small funnel located on the back wall near
the top inside the fridge. It can also get plugged; you can use a small
wire and work it in and out of the hole.
Some designs do run the water down the back wall and have a drain hole under the crisper, make sure it is not plugged.
I hope that this has been verry helpfull for you best regards michael
Remove the food from the freezer and then remove the rear freezer wall . Should be 2-4 screws and maybe a clip on each side on the top vent . Once the panel is removed , useing a hairdryer , defrost the tray below the coils until you can see the drain hole . Defrost the drain hole until water begins to flow into the hole . Use a small hose inserted into the hole and blow out any debris which has accumulated . You can also use hot water to help defrost the drain hole . Once completed , reinstaal the panel and of course , food .
Hi. thanks for the question . the problem you have is with the drain tube, from under the freezer wall ,in the fridge. that tube is clogged up . pull fridge away from wall. locate the drain hose at the drain tray. clean. also clean all coils behind fridge thanks the appliance doc
number one repair leak could be as simple as loose fitting most likely fitting needs replaced should solve problem if not once the leak is repaired pull out ice tray inside fridge in the rear you will see small outlet that fills the trays run a blow dryer full heat on it to clear it from freeze up which might be clogging your line good luck hope this helps
My Whirlpool fridge had water droplets falling onto all three shelves and pooling unter the crisper drawers. I solved the problem by clearing the ice-clogged drain in the freezer.
In Whirlpool model ET21UM, the condensation drain hole is located directly behind the freezer. To access the drain hole, remove all your frozen items and place them in a large picnic cooler. Notice that the floor of the freezer is basically a large plastic tray fastened by two small bolts. Unscrew the bolts with a wrench or ratchet and remove the plastic tray. At this point you will probably see that water has seeped under the tray and created a mini ice rink on the bottom of your freezer. You can tap the ice lightly with the handle of a screwdriver to break it up. Once it's broken, toss the ice into your sink, or put it in a plastic bag and store into your cooler to keep everything cold.
Once the ice has been removed from the freezer floor, you should be able to see a metal drip trough in the back under a false wall hiding the condenser coils. It's a little tougher to remove the ice from the drip trough with the screwdriver method, so you might want to use a hair dryer. After a few minutes with the hair dryer, you should be able to remove most of the ice by hand. You can remove any water with a sponge or turkey baster. The only ice left will be a plug of ice in the drain hole in the middle of the drip trough. Heat up a cup of water in the microwave and carefully pour it into the drip trough. If the drip trough is hard to access, you might need to use a funnel. The hot water should melt most of the ice in the drain hole. If it pools in the drip trough and doesn't drain, use a sponge or turkey baster to remove the water and add hot water again. A small length of wire or a pipe cleaner might help clear any other obstruction in the drain hole. When the drain is clear you should hear water flowing through it. Dry off the floor of the freezer and return the plastic floor tray to it's spot and fasten with the two bolts. Remove any water that has pooled in your refigerator and you're done.