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Why is it leaking water onto top shelf


Most modern fridges have an automatic defrost that works by draining into a sort of funnel above the back of the top shelf.
The funnel is connected through the back of the fridge to a rubber drain tube that goes down the outside of the back to a heated evaporation tray under the fridge,
The hose and/or funnel can get clogged with disgusting yucky stuff, and the water spills over the top of the funnel onto the top shelf.
The fix is to clean all the bits. It's usually no big deal to take apart.
I have resorted to blowing through the tube from the bottom end and then cleaning up the mess, and brushing my teeth. Quite revolting but, that's the price I paid to become an expert.
Cheerfuls

Nov 20, 2015 | Refrigerators

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Refrigerator drain tube


Hi Joe:
Look at the back of the refridgerator. Typically you will be able to see the drain tube running don the back and into an evap tray underneath. Sometimes the drain tube will get plugged with nasty stuff at the evap tray, or inside the fridge at the drain entry. Cleaning the components, and blowing through the tube to make sure it is clear should solve the problems.

Mar 19, 2015 | GE Profile PFS22MIW

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Water leaking into fridge


Drain system is most likely clogged. The top of the frig is a tray that collects condensation. This runs down a tube down the back of the frig. Remove the tray, clean exit hole and check to see if drain tubing is clogged. Fairly easy to do, just pay attention to what order you take things off and just reverse the order to put back together

Mar 27, 2012 | Refrigerators

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I have a Kenmore Model # 253.62812202 refrigerator. It collects water at the bottom of the vegee and fruit trays at the bottom of the refrigerator which eventually leaks out onto the kitchen floor. Does...


It has a clogged drain tube and bottom trays is already full.
De-clogged it using a solid wire, match enough to penetrate the drain tube.
Insert solid wire slowly to the drain tube, back and forth.
Put water to clean and rinse drain tube.
Regularly check drain tube for clogged and tray for full water.
Good luck.

Jun 27, 2011 | Kenmore 16.7 cu. ft. / 473 liter Upright...

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Hi, I have a 2003 Kenmore Coldspot refrigerator. It has started leaking water on the inside from the top(where cold air blows) into the bottom of the fridge. the model # is 106. 73192302. The serial # is...


Hello,

In the recent models, the fridge defrosts automatically,
once or twice a day, and the water is supposed to drain
down a long drain tube into a pan located at the bottom of
the fridge. This collected water in the pan evaporates
by the heat under the fridge.

Now the drain tube can get clogged, by food debris and/or
ice. Thus when the water cannot drip through the drain tube
the water drips inside the fridge.

The drain tube is located behind the fridge, which is pretty
easy to take it out and clean. However usually the clog is
not in the long tube but in the connector assembly located
in the backside of the fridge that leads to the long drain tube.

To get to the connector assemble, you need to unscrew and
take out the back panel of the freezer compartment. You would
see the evaporator coil and a tray under the coil where the water
is supposed to drip through. If you find the tray completely frozen
with ice, let it melt off. To speed up melting, you may blow
hot air via a hair dryer. Once the ice is clear, you should see
a drain hole in the middle of the tray. This could be clogged,
which needs to be unclogged.

Next unscrew and open the thermostat control assembly located
in the inside of the back of the refrigerator compartment just above
the light bulb fixture. Once you take the take the cover off (you will
also have to take the knobs out) you will see a small tray cup about
2" x 2" x 1/2" into which water from the top freezer compartment
drain hole is supposed to drain. Pull out the tray cup, and if clogged,
unclog it, clean it and put it back.

To check if the drain works ok, pour some water on the tray
under the evaporator coil (top freezer compartment) and see if it
immediately drains into the tray located at the bottom of the fridge
at the floor level. If it does, you got it; and you can assemble things
back in the reverse order you took the pieces apart.

Needless to say, use a vacuum cleaner with a long suction tube to clean
out all the collected mess under the fridge. No matter how good
your housekeeping is, the bottom of the fridge will be full of dust.

Hope this helpout.......

Jul 29, 2010 | Refrigerators

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I have an Amana TZX21Q2W Referidgerator/Freezer on Top. I have a freezer drain tube that is clogged (probably blocked by ice.) I have the back panel off the freezer and can see the fan/condensor unit but I...


Double check your model number because TZX21Q2W does not come up. With the freezer panel off use a wet and dry vacuum cleaner if needed and if you pour warm water and some clorox you will find where the drain is. The only two places it could be and that is on top of compressor or inside the condenser area so the fan can blow over it to return the water back into the air. Be right back with some links, Sea Breeze

Dec 21, 2009 | Refrigerators

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Water pooling & freezing in the bottom of a kenmore model 795.75252400 freezer compartment


The problem is the water drain tube in the freezer is clogged. As the evaperator goes into deicing mode the water from the evaperator is not going down the drain tube. Instead it's over flowing those two air ducts to the refridgerator and causing your water problem. But it's not as simple as simply clearing the clogged drain tube. You need to install a heating element inside the drain tube to keep it from freezing during the deiceing process.

Sep 04, 2009 | Kenmore Refrigerators

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Water drains from freezer compartment into refridgerator


If the freezer is on top then empty out the freezer and remove the bottom and back liner of the freezer compartment usually phillips screws. In the back you will see the freezer coils along with a defrost element. Below these two items u will see a drip tray that collects water from the coils on defrost cycle, in the center of the pan will be a drain hole that connects to a hose that leads to a pan under the refrigerator.Normally the water is collected there and evaporated. The hole in the tray in the freezer is clogged. Thaw it and clean it until you can pour water in it and it goes to the pan down below. please rate me

Jan 09, 2009 | Refrigerators

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Water Leaking


HI thanks for your question. the drain tube in the freezer is clogged, not allowing the defrost water to go down to the drain tray. to repair. turn fridge off , for 24 hrs. remove back panel from fridge clean all coils. locate the drain tube by the drain tray. use a small hose to shove up the drain tube And blow , to clear the debris from the drain tube. thanks the appliance doc. please rate my answer. thanks

Oct 14, 2008 | Frigidaire FRS26R4C Side by Side...

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Amana refrigerator 20 condensation water in fridge


moisture in the freezer is condensed at the back in a tray that has a drain with a tube that drains to a tray at the bottom of the unit. In our case the drain was clogged and water froze in it. We removed the back panel and pulled out the tube from the drain spout. We then used a hair dryer to defrost the ice clog and a wire to route out the drain and the tube. This worked and we replaced the tube and sealed it with tape. It now drains properly into the tray.

Sep 13, 2008 | Amana ARB1905C Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

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