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Upright freezer.self defrosting.water doesnt flow into pan backs up and freezes at the bottom of freezer.

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  • Anonymous Jul 19, 2008

    I have had the same problem since purchasing my Amana. I have cleaned out the drain line using compresed air even, but to no avail. It appears that the water doesn't have enough slope into the drain hole for proper drainage and therefore it freezes and plugs up. The only solution I found is to keep a piece of large copper wire, or coat hanger wire hanging in the freezer, and periodically, about once a month reach back there and poke the wire in the hole to clear the ice. I think it is a design flaw.

  • lforfar Jan 14, 2009

    I have the same problem please let me know if you've found a solution

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Drain hole block-up. u need to defrost freezer

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MY FREEZE WILL NOT GET COLD OR FREEZE ANYTHING


Hello,
Check the temperature setting
Assure that there is enough room for air flow in the freezer or freezer
Check for air flow restrictions in vents
Test the temperature control
Clean the condensor coils
Check the door seals
Test the door switch
Test defrost heater
Test defrost timer
Test evaporator fan
Check for a clogged drain tube
Check for refrigerant leak
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Check the temperature setting
Test the temperature control
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Hissing and popping is normal, it is the defrost heater.
Check that the freezer is level
Check the drain pan
Check the condensor fan
Check the evaporator fan
Inspect the compressor mounts
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Defrost the freezer
Clean the condensor coils
Check the door seals
Freezer starts and stops frequently

Clean the condensor coils
Check the outlet voltage
Test the condensor fan
Test the compressor relay
Test the overload protector
Test the compressor motor
Freezer does not defrost automatically

Test the defrost timer
Test the defrost heater
Test the defrost thermostat
Freezer has an unpleasant odor

Remove spoiled food
Clean freezer interior with a solution of h
Clean freezer interior with a solution of hot water and baking soda
Clean the door seals
Remove breaker strips and check for wet insulation
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Check the drain pan
If you have an ice-maker, check the water supply hose going into and coming out of the water inlet valve
Water inside the freezer

Check for a clogged drain tube
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With all this it helps to solve the problem....

May 04, 2011 | Kenmore 14.1 cu. ft. / 399 liter Upright...

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Ice keeps forming on the bottom of the freezer - like a leak on the back side flows into the bottom toward the door.


When a refrigerator leaks water like yours, it is common for the problem to be nothing more than a clogged defrost drain. When the unit defrosts itself, the frost melt water drips into a pan underneath the evaporator in the freezer, and goes through a tube from there to the bottom outside of the unit. Since the water cant go down this drain, it backs up on the freezer floor, then eventually the kitchen floor.

Oct 06, 2010 | Amana 15.0 cu. ft. / 425 liter Upright...

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Self defrosting / but there is ice in the bottom


The most common thing that causes this is a stopped up drain. Thaw the ice out of the bottom and locate the drain hole (probably towards the back, possibly behind the back panel) and clear with with a stiff wire or coat hanger.

If the water is unable to drain from the freezer during the defrost cycle it collects in the bottom and freezes there when the freezer is running again.

Hope this helps, let me know if you need further assistance.

Oct 06, 2010 | Frigidaire 11.6 cu. ft. / 328 liter...

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There is water leaking into the freezer and freezing at the bottom. what do I need to do?


This sounds like your Defrost drain is cloged. Do not chizel the ice. use hot water or a hair dryer to remove the ice. Now your either going to be lucky or a little unlucky. look at the back bottom area of the freezer and look for a hole the size of a dime. This is the defrost drain if you see it. If you don't then you will need to pull the power plug from the machine and remove the back wall of the freezer to find the drain. Then you can defrost the ice and then pour hot water down it the defrost that ice and get the drain clear. Its not good practice to shove things down the tube to clear the drain. you could break the tube. if you half to use somthing like a zip tie that is flexable.

Once the drain is flowing water your clear and can put the back wall back together. and plug the machine back in.

Keep in mind that you will need to remove the food and have a place for it while you are working on the machine.

one more thing. try not to pour more that 2 to 3 cups of hot water down the drain. The pan may not hold much more and will spill on the floor behind the machine.

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Ice in bottom of upright freezer -- problem with tube position?


Hello, get a short piece of electrical wire and strip the insulation off. put a bend in one end and then hang it over the heater directly above the drain making sure the wire runs into the drain about an inch. the heat from the heater will make sure the drain stays clear. Hope this helps. Mike

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Our upright freezer drips water on the floor. We believe the seal is bad since ice also forms inside at the top of the door. Is the seal replaceable or should we buy a new unit?


Self-defrosting refrigerators/freezers dispose of the water generated during the defrost cycle, usually via a tube or channel that directs the water to a pan at the bottom of the refrigerator. From the pan, the water normally evaporates.

If the tube or channel is clogged or obstructed, the water backs up and leaks into the inside of the refrigerator/freezer compartment. Then the water builds up at the bottom, inside of the refrigerator. When the water has built up for a time it may spill out of the front of the door opening. To fix this problem, clear the drain tube or channel and allow the defrost water to flow down to the drain pan.

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Water on bottom of freezer


most commercial freezers have a drain to the back of the compressor area where the condensate goes into a pan and is boiled off into the air by a loop of hot gas tubing in the pan or an electric heater in the pan. when it defrosts the ice on the coil melts and the water flows out . if the tubing gets plugged the water flows out of the pan and down into the bottom of the box where it refreezes on start of the next refrigeration cycle. clean and clear drain with a shop vac or air hose where water can flow out of pan under the evaporator coil when it defrosts. if you have a domestic residential freezer , most of these have no defrost and neeed to be shut down and manually defrosted every few years. if you leave the door ajar or it doesn't seal well ice builds up and can accumulate in the bottom as frost etc. it would be mosyt unusual for a residential box to have a defrost clock, drain and all, but possible and same rules apply. find the drain and clear with shop vac .

Nov 02, 2008 | Woods Freezers

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Up right Amana Deep Freezer


Try taking a small piece of solid copper wire strand, loop over defrost heater and extend into drain hole, this is a trick we use to help with this issue by bringing a little heat around the hole. The freezer may be manufactured by Woods Inc, a canadian appliance builder. These did have lots of problems with the water building up between the inner and outer liners, Not much you can do with these either to totally resolve this issue. Make sure the water is going into the drain pan when you pour the hot water.

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You should check the drain hose inside underneath the freezer.This is done at the back down below. Mine was looped too high and water could not get out. I took the loop off that was holding the hose and now water can drain away without freezing. You can pour warm water down the drain hole to melt the ice in the tube if you remove the grate covering it inside the freezer. I have read that several Kenmore upright freezer
owners have the same problem. I was astonished that this was the problem and I had put up with it for too long, defrosting the freezer every 2-3 months!.Give it a try!

Nov 27, 2006 | Kenmore 16.7 cu. ft. / 473 liter Upright...

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I looked at the BACK at the bottom underneath of my Sears Kenmore frost free upright freezer and what was causing the ice buildup was very simple. At the factory, the assembler looped the little hose too high and when the water went into the hose it could not get out due to being too high in one spot! An ice dam will form, blocking ALL water coming through
and freezing up any more water coming down giving you a HUGE wad of ice that is scary!!! I just removed the screw holding the loop that holds the hose and put a bit of warm water down the little hole on the INSIDE (Behind the grate) to melt the remaining ice in the tube.You need to take out 4 screws and remove the grate to see this. I could not believe that this was the problem! I haven't had any ice build up since.Now don't tear your freezer apart before you try this trying to fix the compressor, thermostat etc. It may be the only thing wrong with it!

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