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Maytag refrigerator leaks water from the freezer

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  • Anonymous Aug 14, 2008

    Our Maytag wide-by-side refrigerator has been puddling water under and in front of the doors for a month now. We are coping by stuffing a bath towel underneath til repairman arrives.

  • Anonymous Sep 16, 2008

    our maytag side by side has been leaking water on the floor from the left front corner for weeks. what do I need to do to stop this problem???

  • David Jellison
    David Jellison Dec 31, 2013

    my older Maytag Refrigerator (10-13years old)is leaking water inside on the botom and we are having to sop it up with Dish clothes

  • JACK A FOBES
    JACK A FOBES Aug 24, 2014

    LEAKS EVERY 48 HRS

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Sounds like you have a clogged defrost drain tube. removing back panel of freezer will give you acess to drain trough, melt away the ice with a hair dryer, youll find a drain hole under there somwhere,pouring boiling water down the drain will clear it pretty quickly( i use a steam machine purchased from the infomercials works awesome, after you clear it and all water drain down tube wrap a piece of solid copper wirearound the heater( black calrod heater right above the drain trough) and stick it in the whole maybe an inch or so. now everythime the heater comes on to defrost it will prevent the hole from freezing over

Posted on Apr 23, 2008

  • fridgerepair Apr 12, 2011

    well to ad a piece of copper to the thermal heater is and place it in the drain is nuts...dont attempt this and would invalid any warranty and is potentially dangerous.there will be a reason why the drain may have blocked and you are better off getting a proper repair company who specialise in repairs to american fridges such as apex refrigeration.

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I had the same problem after reading the tips on this site I unblocked the drain hole but after a day or two it leaked again the water freezes in the hole I then turned down the temp to 1 and no more leaks. check the food stays frozen hope this helps

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

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I have a maytag top freezer model number mtf2656ae. The drain has just a drip pan in the fridge that comes from the freezer and then the pan fills and drains into the drain in the wall in the back of the fridge. I bought this fridge used so I'm wondering if it is missing a part? When the water drains from the freezer it runs along the top of the fridge and then down the back wall onto the bottom. I put a piece of stick on caulking on it to bridge the gap temporarily until i can get the missing part... I assume their is one. Anyone else have a problem with this?

Posted on Feb 14, 2013

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SOURCE: Maytag refrigerator is leaking water

Your freezer has a drain that leads to the exterior drain pan beneath the unit. Occasionally this drain can become clogged resulting in standing water inside your freezer,due to line freeze over. This can, also, cause a run-off, as stated in your post. In the freezer, standing water will become ice and may result in defrost problems or inadequate coldness.

You will need to Clear the drain by forcing a solution of water and bleach or water and baking soda into the drain line with a basting syringe. If the solution will not flow through, slide a length of ¼ inch flexible tubing into the drain tube to push the clog through to the drain pan. Remove the tubing after clearing the clog. This will correct the issue.

The drain is located either on the floor of the refrigerator, beneath the vegetable crisper, or in the wall behind a drain funnel.



NOTE_It is important for the refrigerator to be level. If it is not level, doors may not open or close properly and may not seal tightly. Also, drainage from the defrost cycle might be impaired as might the ice making cycle. The appliance was engineered based on it being installed in a level position. While there may be some tolerance for out-of-level installation, the appliance will operate at its best when properly leveled.

Place a level on top of the refrigerator near the front. Do not put it on the door because the door may not be aligned with the refrigerator case. Check that the refrigerator is level from side to side. Next turn the level to check that it is level from front to back.

If it is not level, adjust one or more of the adjustable leveling feet until it is level. The feet are bolts that can be turned to raise or lower the refrigerator. If they cannot be adjusted with your fingers, use a crescent wrench or pliers.

If you have an ice-maker, it should also be checked for level after first leveling the refrigerator. An ice-maker that is out of level will spill water into the ice bin or into the freezer. It can be repositioned by loosening the mounting screws, adjusting it for level and then re-tightening the screws.

Posted on Dec 13, 2009

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SOURCE: frigidaire refrigerator leaking water inside refrigerator

There is a plastic panel inside the frigidaire looking at the underside of the freezer inside the refrigerator compartment which holds the thermostate dial and the light fixture. remove the four 1/4 in hex head screws holding the assembly. pull the panel toward the front. you will expose the drain hose connection you can let it dangle from the plug wires or remove the panel completely, I worked with mine in place. look at the back funnel shape drain. just in front of that see a rectangular styroform collar which should be snug fit to match the underside. clean and dry all. there is a divider between the two funnel compartments, mine was separated between the plastic and the styroform. I used kitchen and bath tub caulking to seal the gap. and a little around the rectangle shape that fits to the underside. plug the wire back in if disconnected. reassemble the panel. that may fix it. good luck.

Posted on Jun 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Maytag Refrigerator Model MSD2454GR

I had this problem and it was due to a poor door seal. Check around the area where the ice is forming to see if there is air leaking from the freezer.

Posted on Sep 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Amana 18 Top freezer Refrigerator-leaking water in refrigerator

the middle insulation hasbecome water logged, forma faulty defrost tube, so, every time trhe unit defrost, 2 maybe 3 times a day it will spill water inti the vents, andin to the refrig, the only correct way to fix is to have the enitre center drain block replaced, part not that expensive but labor to install may be, ohter then nussincence, not really affecting machines workings

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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