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Refrigerator has water leak

Our side by side refrigerator has started to leak water. I closed the shutoff valve for the icemaker but it still does it. About a cup (maybe Less) of water pools up on the freezer side bottom and then drips out on to the floor. It started this weekend, has happened 3 times, roughly 12 hours apart. I'm wondering if this has something to do with the automatic defrost but I find no tray underneath.
Any ideas?

Thanks

Rick

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  • irritated2oo Apr 14, 2008

    Frigidaire refrigerator leaks on the side also. The ice maker has been turned off, but the water still leaks onto the floor. How can this problem be resolved?

  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2008

    Our side-by-side refrigerator has leakage problem.It started recently.Icemaker is switched off.Water is not draining off from the back hole.It is coming out under the freezer door.Help me to solve the problem

  • Rick1947 Apr 16, 2008

    I will give that a try.Did you access the overflow tray and tube from the back of the fridge or the front? Thanks!

  • mlgskg Sep 13, 2008

    Water leaks and pools in front of the freezer door, how does one check the drainage of this system?

  • Anonymous Sep 28, 2008

    WATER LEAKS OUT OF THE FEEZER DOOR ONTO THE FLOOR.

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Had the same problem with mine. Got a technician to have a look. Inside the fridge at the back there's an overflow tray. CHeck if this is not blocked. Clear it by putting a tray behind your fridge under the overlfow pipe and pour hot water through the overflow tray inside the fridge. Sometimes food gets stuck in there and nobody thinks to clear this out. Mine was easily unblocked and now its stopped leaking.

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Refrigerator Leaking From Icemaker
If it's leaking from inside the freezer then it's coming from the icemaker or the drain. Lets start with the icemaker. If it's the icemaker there will likely be an ice hanging from the icemaker or just a big block of ice in the ice bin. In any case, it will be obvious.
There are a few reasons this will happen: one is the icemaker will stop turning when it gets to the fill cycle. This will happen when the gears in the icemaker break. On GE icemakers that were made before the year 2000, you can see the gears by taking off the cover on the front of the icemaker. However, if the small gear is broke you can't buy it as far as I know. I have been taking them off of junk icemakers for years. So this part may be hard to find. But if the big gear is broke replace it. Another reason icemakers leak is the fill tube is stopped up and I already discussed this earlier (replace water valve and clean out tube).
Another reason icemakers leak is that the water comes in too fast so it over fills the first cube mold. When this happens you will get a few drops of water when it fills. To fix this you have to take the icemaker out and remove the piece on the side of the icemaker. I don't know the name of it so for this we'll call it cube separator because that's what it does (most of them just snap off others have a screws). Now take silicone (RTV) and put a small amount around the first cube mold only under the cube separator. Now reinstall the cube separator and wipe off excess silicone and it shouldn't leak anymore.
Another reason that icemakers leak is that the refrigerator water valve sticks after the icemaker goes out of the fill cycle. When this happens the valve stays on and the icemaker keeps on turning, in which case, replace the refrigerator water valve.







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This tubing supplies the icemaker and cold water spout in the refrigerator. If you follow it back to its source (probably below the floor) you will find a shutoff valve. This valve usually is a screw-in with wings so that you can turn off with your fingers. Turn it clockwise until it stops. The water from behind the refigerator should have stopped. Now you need to determine if the nut clinching the tube to the fitting on the refrigerator is tight. This should be visible near the floor. If it moves easily, like with your fingers, this is the source of the leak and needs to be tightened with a small adjustable wrench or pliers. Then turn the water valve back on and verify it solved the leak. If the leak comes from the tubing itself, you will have to shorten the tubing to the leak or buy a hose to hose fitting if you have to keep the full length. The tubing will cut with a sharp knife, but make sure the valve is off before you try that.

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Hello Raymond,
In a most of cases if the filter were clogged it would affect BOTH the icemaker and the in door water dispenser,its never a bad idea to replace espically if they is a foul odor or taste in the ice or water. The water valve on the back is going to the most likely problem if the in door dispenser works yet the icemaker does not,a lot of times when the water valve is bad when its supposed to be fully closed cutting all water flow into icemaker it stays open a wee bit allowing water to seep through it causing the hose that connects to it ,running up the back wall into the icemaker to freeze up at the top where the tube enters into the freezer,that tube needs to be thawed, and to prevent it from freezing in the future the water valve needs to be replaced.

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This may sound a bit harsh but turn off the water to your icemaker for several days. What your describing sounds like the icemaker water valve is leaking water by the diaphram and is leaking into your freezer. This is a common symptom of failing ice maker water valves. I just went through this on my own personal refrigerator where ice was building up. After changing the icemaker water valve all the ice build up ceased.
So turn off the icemaker water supply for a few days.. break out the ice trays if need be and see if the ice build up stops. If it does then the ice maker water valve will need to be replaced. Fyi they run $38 to 55.00 on average and you can change it yourself. Should the need arise here is a link to a replacement water valve source: http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=113933&diagram_id=337176#d337176

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The ice maker is not producing ice or not enough ice

 Refrigerator connected to a water supply and the supply
shutoff valve turned on?
Connect refrigerator to water
supply and turn water shutoff valve fully open.
 Kink in the water source line? A kink in the line can reduce
water flow. Straighten the water source line.
 Ice maker turned on? Make sure wire shutoff arm or switch
(depending on model) is in the ON position.
 New installation? Wait 24 hours after ice maker installation
for ice production to begin. Wait 72 hours for full ice
production.
 Large amount of ice recently removed? Allow 24 hours for
ice maker to produce more ice.
 Ice cube jammed in the ice maker ejector arm?
Remove ice from the ejector arm with a plastic utensil.
 Reverse osmosis water filtration system connected to
your cold water supply?
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OR
The water dispenser will not operate properly

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does not close completely, see “The doors will not close
completely.”
 Refrigerator connected to a water supply and the supply
shutoff valve turned on?
Connect refrigerator to water
supply and turn water shutoff valve fully open.
 Is the water pressure at least 30 psi? The water pressure to
the home determines the flow from the dispenser. See “Water
Supply Requirements.”
 Kink in the home water source line? Straighten the water
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 New installation? Flush and fill the water system.
 Water filter installed on the refrigerator? The filter may be
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 Is a reverse osmosis water filtration system connected to
your cold water supply?

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