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My Samsung model refrig RS267LASH/XAA (4 years old) has water accumulating in the bottom right corner on the refrigerating side. It appears to be coming from the middle drawer with cooland coils behind it. What do you think the problem is. The warranty for the compressor/coolant system is 5 years. Does it look like a warranty issue? Gyle Atter Kirkland, WA

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  • gyleatterwor Aug 03, 2010

    Clarification: the water is accumulating inside the refrigerator compartment under the bottom drawer (right rear corner) below the middle drawer coolant tubes.

  • gyleatterwor Aug 04, 2010

    Thanks guys for your instructions. I'll let you know what happens. I have a repair person scheduled to come this Friday to look at the unit if I can't find the clogged drain tube before then.

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Its not compressor/coolant issue.The problem is related to defrost.The drain line is getting clogged and the coils getting overheated ,so this is making the frost of ice getting melted and water leaking in the refrigerator side. unplug the unit and do manual defrost procedure. keep the unit unplugged for 24 hours.Keep the doors open in unit.empty the unit and then after 24 hours connect the power to the outlet and recheck. If still the same problem then get the defrost timer and defrost board checked. Its making the clog in the drain line and that is creating the leak. Thanks. Keep updated for any more query. You can rate this solution and show your appreciation.

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Hi

The water accumulation is caused by a blockage of the freezer drain line.
Self-defrosting refrigerators 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. (See a more detailed explanation of this in the How Things Work section of our website).
If the tube or channel is clogged or obstructed, the water backs up and leaks into the inside of the refrigerator 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.
Now, you have to find that drain line. Start by taking out every thing in the freezer / refrigerator. Then looking in the area above and below the floor of the freezer, try to find a place where water would naturally flow out. It could flow out the back of the space down a usually white plastic tube. You may have to take any screws out of the floor of the freezer, and side walls to expose this drain... It is always under the evaporator coils inside the freezer... It cannot be anywhere else. Once you find it, you need to clear it. What has happen probably is the green or black mold has entered the water line and reproduced to the point it is clogging the drain. This usually happens. Every time you open and close the fridge doors, you bring air, and anything in it, in and out of the tube, it can not be helped. To clear the line is not always easy. You might try to pour hot water down the drain. You might try pushing a flexible wire down the tube. Do not force as you could break something... You may have to locate any junction, bends, elbows where the line attaches to something else and loosen the line and force air into it to clear it up.
Or remove the entire drain tube and force air into it to clear a solid mold clog.
OR call the repair person, he will clear it in about an hour, knowing exactly where the line is located.

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  • gyleatterwor Aug 03, 2010

    The upper drawer has an individual temp control with coils on the back. The water seems to be coming from there. Is there anything specific to that subsystem that you can add to your solution?

    Thanks,
    Gyle Atter

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