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Frigidaire refrigerator with ice maker leaks water

Water leaks out the bottom onto the kitchen floor and is ruining hardwood floors-it collects at the bottom of the freezer and makes a noise before it leaks everywhere

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  • wina Apr 22, 2008

    no kidding how do i fix the problem

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    Water collects below the storage drawers. I think it is coming from the freezer. Once it pools, it leaks out the refrigerator door onto the kitchen floor.

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It sounds like your ice maker is leaking.
If you are able, try opening up the ice maker for a visual inspection.
just remember to unplug first.
Apparently there is a leak somewhere.
Sometimes ice makers will over flow if the float gets stuck or a connection has come loose.
If you cannot work on it yourself, then I suggest looking up a service technician on the Fixya website.

Posted on Apr 22, 2008

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The fridge is leaking water and going onto the floor underneath the fridge how can l fix this problem


If equipped with Ice Maker and water dispenser we can assume that the water feed has developed a leak. To confirm protect the floor in-front of the machine pull the machine out from the wall and reach around behind and turn off the water feed. CAUTION the wheels from a full machine will scar the kitchen flooring. Mop up the water and dry out the floor.

If the water no longer returns than you can assume that the source of the water is with the ice maker or water dispenser.

If the water continues and the machine operates normally (freezer below 10 F and refrigerator < 40 F) then it is the defrost cycle. The good news the ice maker might be alright. The defrost cycle has a drain tube. About twice a day or less often the machine has an automated defrost that allows for the ice build up on the evaporator coils to melt and run through a tube to a tray under the machine. the water in the tray evaporates between cycles.

First check if there is any water collecting at the bottom inside the refrigerator portion of the machine. If so with the water turned off you can be certain that the defrost cycle water is not being contained with in the drain tube. It is common that the drain tube can either plug from lint etc or ice over, Included i will link a few videos describing the situation and depending on your model a course of action.
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How to Unclog Refrigerator Drain Line

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SEe5z9JrMU

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Kenmore model 106.72009010 leaking water onto floor


Defrost is not working and that is causing the leak.

Before going to buy any parts directly.
Go through this troubleshooting help links.

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This is list of refrigerator problems, which is normally faced in refrigerator.
You can go through the details, by clicking the link below:---

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Refrigerator is not cooling properly?
http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/06/refrigerator-is-not-cooling-properly.html
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Both refrigerator and freezer not cooling properly in refrigerator?
http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/06/both-refrigerator-and-freezer-not.html
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The ice maker not working: ---
http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/06/ice-maker-stopped-working.html

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Compressor not running on refrigerator?
http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/10/compressor-not-running-on-refrigerator.html
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Water dispenser not working on refrigerator?
http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/10/water-dispenser-not-working-on_19.html

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Ice maker stopped making ice?

http://alltypesofpartsreplacing.blogspot.com/2011/10/ice-maker-stopped-making-ice.html

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Water Overflows in Ice maker and freezes inside?

http://alltypesofpartsreplacing.blogspot.com/2011/10/water-overflows-in-ice-maker-and.html

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How to replace Ice maker assembly?

http://alltypesofpartsreplacing.blogspot.com/2011/10/how-to-replace-ice-maker-assembly.html

These will help.

Thanks,.

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It sounds like the water tray for the defrost mode is full, you need to check if the tray has moved or maybe the door rubber are not sealing and this will cause extra ice built-up, and will cause the leak.

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ck the drain in the back of freezer . it may be pluged and when it goes into defrost cycle you get about a cup of water on the floor . if there ice on bottom of freezer then the drain is iced over . some models require a drain heater to prevent this . mm hope this helps ..

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