Question about Hotpoint HTS16HBR Top Freezer Refrigerator
I am having the same problem as georgelwslws. Hotpoint Model CTXY14CMDRWH. For the last five months, the freezer drips water. The fridge is at least 20 years old. When the fridge was in the off mode, I unscrewed the freezer floor and found water and ice. The water seems to drain into the fridge section before it starts freezing again.
The evaporator coils frost up in normal use and every eight hours or so the entire unit shuts down and the defrost heater comes on to melt the frost. This cycle last about 20 minutes. The melted frost drips into a drain pan and through a drain tube to the drain tray under the freezer/refrigerator where it's evaporated by the condenser fan.
Your drain tube may be stopped up with ice at the upper end because it drains too slow because it's stopped up at the lower end in the evaporator pan under the unit at the floor. It can get dust and mold in it. Once you get the ice out at the top a little pressure with a turkey baster will usually clear it out. Flushing it out with hot water and clorox may help. Make sure it drains quick enough to prevent refreezing. . The drain should be located below the evaporator coils on the back of the freezer.
Posted on Jul 12, 2010
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