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Water leaking from freezer down back wall inside fridge

Model# ET19RKXGW02

Serial# EJ1127868

Date of MFG 03-99

Water is leaking from the freezer and gathering under both crisper's in the fridge. I have changed temps, cleaned out and thawed still no luck.

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  • marymarley May 15, 2008

    I have the same problem with my Whirlpool with top freezer. I have water leaking down from freezer onto inside back of refrigerator. I catch the water in a container sitting on top shelf, back of refrigerator. Any solutions yet??









  • converter May 18, 2008

    Water leaking from freezer into refigerator at back

  • btleonard May 18, 2008

    Same problem, plus ice machine only fills half way. I assume that is the cause of the leak.

  • NINERLAR May 27, 2008

    The back of the unit is sealed with sheet metal from top to bottom. When I remove the entire sheet metal plate, where would this drain line be?

    And how do you unclog it?



    NINERLAR

  • NINERLAR Jun 18, 2008

    It took me most of the day. After cleaning out and un-plugging it from the wall for 3 - 4 hours. I was able too find the drain pipe after only removing the 'bottom' back plate. I could only see about 8" of the drain line and noticed NO WATER at all in the drain pan. I also removed the 'floor' pan inside the freezer. It's only attached with 2 screws. When I took out the 'floor pan' I found about 3/4" thick sheet of ice. Under that ice was a solidly frozen drain pipe. After getting all ice out (scraper & blow dryer) and making sure the drain pipe was clear (I poured water down it and saw it go into the pan) Put it all back together. 3 weeks now no water. Thank you for all the help.

  • Cornell Mickley Sep 24, 2011

    Do you have any pictures of what you you explained about your leaking problem? I am having the same issue.

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    Over about a 3 week period of time, small amount of water gathers and freezes on freezer floor. Until it is full then starts to leak on floor outside unit.

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Defrost water from a top freezer models exits the cabinet in the rear. This drain line may be plugged.

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I have a GE Profile Perfomance Model 22 ( TN22PRCBRBS)..I`ve had it for 11 years and I`ve noticed a leak developing from my ice maker onto the base of the freezer..I`ve had to chisel the ice that continously forms everyother day..I checked to see if I could investigate but I can`t get to the source ,which is the water line connecting to the ice maker itself..Any suggestions?

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